The average cost of a recall to a food company is $10M in direct costs, in addition to brand damage and lost sales according to a joint industry study by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association. And these are just the direct costs, which typically include notification (to regulatory bodies, supply chain, consumers), product retrieval (reverse logistics), storage, destruction, unsalable product, and of course, the additional labor costs associated with these activities as well as the investigation of the root cause. They do not include what could arguably be the more significant costs to the company from litigation costs, the costs from any agreed or mandated governmental oversight post incident, lost sales, and the impact to the company’s market value and brand reputation.
Food safety is always at risk: from food processing and packaging to storage and transport, it risks exposure to bacteria, molds, and other contaminants. Food recalls cost significant time and money and cause serious damage to your reputation.
According to the FDA “To help control pathogens, conduct environmental monitoring at a consistent frequency. This helps identify microbial growth areas, which could contribute to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in wet environments or Salmonella contamination in dry environments.”
Here at Extreme Microbial Technologies, we can help you avoid these costly risks. Our next generation ACTIVE plasma based solution reaches all around and under equipment throughout the affected areas. These all-natural solutions have been thoroughly tested and proven safe for people, animals, plants, and equipment. Our patented 4-Step Solution we will quantify, decontaminate, prevent, and maintain all without any down time to your production floor.