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The cost of a product recall in the food industry

Recalling a food product is often the worst case scenario for a company in the food industry.

The cost of notifying the public, transporting the recalled stock, and subsequently destroying the product can quickly amount to millions.

Worst still is the irreversible damage that a product recall can do to a brand’s reputation whenever a public health scare is involved.

In this infographic, we calculate the true cost of a product recall in the food industry, looking at how a product can become contaminated.

The cost of a product recall — an infographic by the team at Rentokil Steritech.