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Food Safety News: Study on food recall response time


Speed is crucial when tainted food products are recalled. A new study co-authored by Dr Benn Lawson, University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge, looks at the effect of geography and industry clusters on the responsiveness of food producers to recalls originating in their supply chains. Based on US Food and Drug Administration data from 2004 to 2013, the study looked at agri-food recalls involving 407 pairs of suppliers and affected downstream manufacturing firms.

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