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Eversheds comment: Mars recall is about risk management, not pieces of plastic in all products

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  • United Kingdom

    24-02-2016

    Commenting on the Mars recall David Young, partner at Eversheds, says:

    “This recall will be amongst the largest undertaken given the number of products and countries affected”

    “It is a legal obligation within the EU to recall a food product if it is or may be unsafe. Here you have products aimed at potentially vulnerable consumers – children – so the speed and co-ordination, even if in reality the risk of finding a piece of plastic is low, is reassuring”

    “It is so important that early central communication control is taken within a large business because if communications are dealt with on a purely local basis it can easily undermine a safety management system, something the authorities will expect to work quickly and effectively.”

    “What needs to be remembered is that this is about risk management. It is not a story about pieces of plastic being in every one of these products”

     

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