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Closer Scrutiny of Suppliers Might Have Averted Big Food Recalls

This article was originally published in The Gold Sheet

Executive Summary

LESSONS CITED FROM MAJOR FOOD RECALLS include the importance of monitoring the supply chain and being alert to subtle signs of problems, especially when new suppliers are involved. However, the nature of the food and chemical industries makes it difficult to control the supply of pharmaceutical excipients. Demanding traceability could be one answer. Supplier qualification could be another.

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