Food Safety & Product Recall

Our knowledgeable team is available 24/7 to offer crisis management expertise that could make all the difference to your business in the event of a food or product safety or recall issue.

We’ll swiftly help you to navigate the decisions that need to be made and recommend the optimal course of action to prevent or limit damage to reputation, protect your brand and significantly reduce or remove the risk of litigation.

Our team is highly respected and hugely experienced in this sector. We act for manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers and distributors of food and non-food products to the consumer and business markets in the UK and abroad, and have successfully handled numerous product safety related problems – involving everything from consumer goods such as set-top boxes to soft furnishings and contaminated and incorrectly labelled food.

We’re here to help you manage the risk of or fall-out from product safety problems – before and after any issues arise. We have considerable experience of reviewing due diligence procedures to help clients avoid product safety issues, but can also provide the necessary support and advice should recall be required.

Our experts can advise on all areas of retail/trading law, food safety and product safety law, including when and how to recall products from both the non-food and food sectors. We regularly offer advice to manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in connection with the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, the Food Safety Act 1990 and related legislation, and the obligations arising under product-specific legislation. We can also advise on the health and safety obligations related to any equipment supplied for use at work.

We’ll be on hand to guide you through the process of any regulatory investigation and will always try to persuade the investigating authority not to prosecute. In the event that a prosecution does proceed, we can support you through that process and also represent you in court should it be necessary.