The Future of Food Traceability

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Food & BeverageMarch 3, 2021

The Future of Food Traceability

While food items have packaging consisting of lot codes, QR codes, and barcodes all those numbers and data are about to get a whole lot more important as the FDA begins finalizing the traceability aspect of the Food Safety Modernization Act new rules. 

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Food & BeverageFebruary 15, 2021

What’s in Store for the Future of Food Safety

While recalls were down in 2020 due to multiple factors including less regulatory insight and increased sanitation in facilities. However, the FDA “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” blueprint has some increased regulation on the horizon to help further food safety for consumers. 

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AutomotiveFebruary 11, 2021

Ongoing Takata Airbag Recall Targets 6 Million GM Trucks and SUVs

GM model trucks and SUVs manufactured from 2007 to 2014 are part of the most recent recall stemming from the exploding Takata airbag issue. Information to vehicle owners will be sent beginning March 1, 2021. 

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AutomotiveFebruary 3, 2021

Tesla Recall Set To Happen Despite Pushback

After an initial pushback for a recall due to touchscreen failure from Tesla, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has deemed the system failure as necessary recall. While no crashes have been related to the issue the NHTSA is holding Tesla responsible to replace the screens as a recall on certain Model S and Model X vehicles.

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governmentFebruary 2, 2021

FBI Warns of COVID Vaccine Fraud

The FBI is concerned about recent fraudulent schemes revolving around vaccine distribution. Over 100 cases of COVID-related fraud have been prosecuted and numbers are expected to rise as vaccine distribution continues.  

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Premium BrandsJanuary 28, 2021

Counterfeit Designer Clothing and Accessories Seized

Handbags, wallets and various other items carrying names such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel were seized by US Customs and Border Protection. Inconsistencies and incorrect packaging noticed by officers flagged the shipment as fakes, which would have retailed over $500,00.

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AutomotiveJanuary 20, 2021

Ford Required to Recall Vehicles Due To Takata Airbag

The ongoing Takata airbag recall inflates once more as Ford is required to recall more than 3 million vehicles after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejected a petition claiming the defect did not pose risk. The defect is responsible for 27 deaths worldwide and numerous injuries. 

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Food & BeverageJanuary 12, 2021

Recalled Pet Food Source of Over 70 Deaths

Missouri Department of Agriculture recently tested  multiple samples of a popular dog and cat food mix to find a high level of aflatoxin. There are currently deaths of over 70 pets and more than 80 additional reported ill due to ingesting affected food.

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Premium BrandsNovember 11, 2020

Growing Concerns in Rising Number of Fakes

The American Apparel & Footwear Association is expressing concerns over increasing numbers of counterfeit items in the market. E-commerce driven by social media platforms and giant Amazon have paved the way for fake items to enter the market. While measures have been taken by Amazon and government seizures continue to be reported of counterfeit items imported, the AAFA has nominated 13 physical marketplaces and 13 online marketplaces to be added to the Office of US Trade Representative’s Notorious Markets List.

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AutomotiveOctober 30, 2020

Toyota Fuel Pump Recall Tops 5.8 Millions Vehicles Affected

A recall affecting more than 40 vehicle lines in the United States covering the majority of the Toyota and Lexus models has had an additional 1.5 million vehicles added bringing the total to 5.8 million worldwide. Faulty fuel pumps have been identified as the issue causing vehicles to stall and suddenly stop operating.

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