Main Menu
Site Map

How to prevent costly recalls

November 09, 2016

Costly recalls break valuable contracts.

Recent food recall statistics reveal that almost all recalls could have been prevented if there was a contingency plan against them. Asking the right questions and finding innovative solutions during the planning stage of a food processing business should not be taken lightly. Overlooking this stage of planning can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, it can alienate even the most loyal customer base, and in many cases it can create a PR crisis that small to medium sized businesses would find difficult to recover from.

All it takes is one error, one recall!

FoodLegal principal Charles Fisher says if a product needs to be recalled, the minimum cost including payment to supermarkets for product withdrawal is well over $100,000 for the company. “This figure can easily reach $2 million if the product is a popular one sold nationwide”. ~(Australian Food News)

With the right support and effective compliance systems, many food recalls can be prevented. Here is how:


Know your potential hazards; and plan on managing this level of risk. According to a survey conducted by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), foreign matter contamination has been amongst the top three hazards responsible for product recalls over the past decade. Contaminates include magnetic and non magnetic metals, glass and ceramics, stone, PVC and rubber.


CBS Foodtech is the food manufacturers preferred partner, creating complete solutions through innovative thinking, technology, and experience. With a strong market reputation of over 30 years, and with the company’s forward vision and commitment to innovation, we have developed a diversified portfolio which includes a tested and trusted high-end line of quality inspection systems. If you are in the planning phases of a new business within the food technology industry, or if you are reviewing your compliance and risk assessment processes, having a complimentary consultation can assist you with making informed choices, and putting mechanisms in place that will prevent costly recalls.


Sesotec C-Scan GHFSesotec RayconSesotec Liquiscan

Our current product portfolio consists of reputable European brands that are put to the test, creating an unquestionable trust and promise of quality for our customers. Sesotec is one of them.

Sesotec is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of detection and separation systems with significant expertise in a wide spectrum of technology and a product range that is almost unrivalled in versatility and quality. Through our partnership with Sesotec, we can supply systems for all process stages, product types, and conveying types, as well as for all the critical control points of the production process from one source: Magnet Systems, inductive Metal Detectors, Separators and X-Ray Scanners.

Sesotec systems combine exceptional ease of operation with the highest reliability; contaminant detectors and separators meet all the requirements concerning full traceability and complete documentation of all quality-relevant data. To view a demonstration and see how this technology can be customised to your business, enquire today and book your free consultation.



ABOUT CBS Foodtech

CBS Foodtech Pty Ltd is an Australian owned multifaceted company that is today a significant contributor to the food processing industry. A family owned and operated business established in its Sydney premises for 30 years.