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2017 Quiet Year for Product Recalls

2017 appears to have been a quiet year for product recalls in the UK.  According to the FSA website there were only 45 recalls of food products (down from 76 in 2016); whilst recalls of electrical products were down from 61 to 32 (see Electrical Safety First).  Before we get too excited though, looking at the longer term (see graph below) these would appear to be just part of the natural variation from year to year, rather than evidence of a breakthrough in quality management!

Product Recall Graph

We would therefore still advise organisations to maintain and exercise their product recall plans, including the associated crisis communications plans.