Safefood 360° RISK Assessment Tool Report:

January 2023

316 food safety alerts have been recorded worldwide.

Decrease in alerts by 6.8% from Janaury 2022(339 alerts).

The number of food safety alerts in the previous 6 months

Aug 2022: 300 cases

Sep 2022: 262 cases

Oct 2022: 366 cases

Nov 2022: 376 cases

Dec 2022: 351 cases

Jan 2023: 316 cases

What is the Safefood 360° RISK Assessment Tool?

Safefood 360° RISK is a standalone solution that provides entry-level, line-of-sight risk analysis using big data sources to gain an exact measure of risk in the supply chain, scan for potential risk trends, and provide valuable input into the development of local HACCP and PCP plans. It is specifically designed for food safety managers and auditors, bringing world-class risk assessment capabilities directly into the food business – enabling
food safety practitioners to source and use risk data in a comprehensive format.

For more information, please watch our on-demand webinar about RISK.

Why do we need the Safefood 360° RISK Assessment Tool?

Safefood 360° RISK uses internal and external data sets that helps food safety managers to quickly underpin their assessments and decisions with scientific data, developing robust food safety and supply chain programs.

RISK pulls hourly updates from EU RASFF and the World Bank for the most up-to-date data you can then visualise in geographical and global heat maps, in addition to the ability to drill down into the source data. By just utilizing their reports, the information needs to be taken one by one, which can be time-consuming for an individual business operator – subscribing to RISK saves your Food Safety Managers time in daily operations.

RISK also includes data from FDA food alerts in its beta version mode. Request a demo for more details from our technical consultants.

How do we use this data?

Safefood 360° RISK enables food businesses to make better food safety, fraud, governance and sustainability decisions. It contains a wide range of tools and features, including:

– Identifying emerging food safety trends globally based on your products, hazards and material sources.
– Assessing risk associated with your suppliers and products using reliable data sets and analytical methods.
– Rapidly profiling your products, materials, ingredients and suppliers against food safety and governance indicator data.
– Providing tailored business intelligence, analytics, KPI dashboards and automatic reporting to your team for Enterprise users.

January 2023 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Country

The top 5 alerts come from (in descending order): Turkey (24), Poland (21), France (20), China (19) and India (19).

January 2023 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Product Category

The top 5 alerts are categorised (in descending order):  Fruits and vegetables (44), Nuts & nuts-related products (41), Herbs and Spices (28), Dietetic Foods, Food Supplements (24), and Other Food Product / Mixed (23)

January 2023 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Hazard Category

The top 5 alerts relate to (in descending order): Not categorised (98), Pathogenic Micro-organism (60), Pesticide Residues (52), Mycotoxins(31), and Composition (15).

(To understand more about the individual hazards, browse our technical datasheets)

January 2023 Top 5 Food Safety Alerts by Actions Taken

The top 5 actions taken are (in descending order): Official Detention (51), Withdrawal From The Market (43), Recall From Consumer (29), Product (to Be) Redispatched (27) and None (25).

Recent Food Recalls 2023 (January) /Food Product Recalls 2023 (January)

What food is being recalled right now?

Date Location Product-Description Recall-Reason-Description
01/31/2023 US 3 Flavors of Peanut Butter and/or Hot Cocoa Pods Undeclared peanuts
01/30/2023 US Mini Shiruko Sand Biscuits Undeclared Soy
01/28/2023 US Soup labeled as Chicken & Gnocchi Product may contain undeclared egg
01/26/2023 US Ube Spanish Bread, Ube Ensaymada, and Ube Roll Undeclared Wheat
01/25/2023 US Chocolate Cake with Daim Foreign Object
01/25/2023 US Mini Rice Cake Bites and Popcorn Undeclared peanut allergen
01/23/2023 US Peanut butter hot chocolate products Undeclared Peanut Allergen
01/23/2023 US Dark Chocolate Cocoa Almond & Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cashew Undeclared peanut allergen
01/19/2023 US Alfalfa Sprouts Contamination with shiga toxin-producing E. coli
01/13/2023 US Enoki Mushrooms Listeria monocytogenes
01/11/2023 US Chocolate Chunk Brownie Undeclared soy and egg allergens
01/10/2023 US Popcorn and other snacks Undeclared almonds, peanuts, soybeans, milk, and shellfish
01/03/2023 US Gourmet Popcorn, All Flavors Undeclared milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sulfites
01/06/2023 UK Deluxe Oak Smoked Scottish Louch / Loch Trout Potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
01/11/2023 UK Bay Smoked Trout Trimmings Potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
01/01/2023 UK Beef Quarter Pounders with Onion Foreign Object
01/12/2023 UK Kitchen Spinach & Garlic Ravioli Foreign Object
01/25/2023 UK Chocolates Undeclared milk
01/01/2023 UK human breast milk product Contain elevated of lead

Safefood 360° RISK is an ideal solution for food safety practitioners across the entire food supply chain. To get the latest food news, recalls and alerts from Safefood 360°, click request demo to talk with our technical specialists about how we can help.