Food manufacturing is inherently a high risk environment regardless of the scale of your operation. Whether you are a multi-national mass producer or an artisan edibles crafter food contamination is an increasingly large concern. As any Connecticut food manufacturing organization is aware, safe food production practices are highly regulated both federally and locally in order to prevent contamination and the spread of food-borne illness. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) New food manufacturing regulations effective this year have even cracked down on products not intended for human consumption, such animal feed and pet food that may carry harmful pathogens including Salmonella which can be transferred through handling.
Salmonella contamination prevention remains high on the list of priorities for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it is allegedly the leading causes of food related illness across the nation. For every individual reported case of Salmonella there are an estimated 29 instances which go undiagnosed. E-coli contamination prevention remains a high priority as well, due to a similar rate of diagnosis. In 2013 the CDC also reported a staggering rise in cases of Campylobacter reported for an average of less than one case per hundred-thousand people to over thirteen cases in the same ratio. Campylobacter made top of the CDC’s annual Food Safety Progress report with the highest percent increase from 2012-2013 and is a mounting concern for Connecticut food manufactures as well as others throughout the nation.
While new testing and regulations aim at protecting consumers, when adhered to correctly they can also help Connecticut food manufactures minimize their risk exposures to the hefty financial implications of a product recall from contamination. Food recalls can be tricky to navigate but having a well-established recall response plan can be key to quick and efficient situation management, and any good strategy begins with obtaining the best Connecticut Food Manufacturing Insurance available.
When partnering with Sinclair Risk & Financial Management, you receive industry expertise, innovative food manufacturing insurance products, risk-management programs, and long-term solutions. We offer comprehensive Connecticut Food Manufacturing Insurance plans tailored to the specific needs of your operation. We offer standard Connecticut Product Liability Insurance coverage and additional Connecticut Food Contamination Insurance policies to ensure that your edible products and your business are protected in the event of any manufacturing mishaps. Give us a call at (877) 602-2305 for more information about our all of our food and beverage industry risk management solutions.