Field Trip!

10 Nov

The manager at our local supermarket told us about……

• Recall notification is fast. Corporate emails management at each store and product is immediately pulled from the shelf. It is tracked with a special scanning code so that all product is accounted for. It is also “blocked” at the register, so someone cannot inadvertently buy it.
• Recalled product is destroyed. The retail store is reimbursed from the manufacturer. If the supermarket created the product (e.g. bakery cookies) then they lose money.
• If someone returns a product because they found a foreign object in it, it is held at the office until a manufacturer’s representative can investigate it.

She showed us a cool $5000 scanning “gun” that has the special “blocked” code for keeping track of recalled product. Here is a photo of Nate with it.

She agreed with us that if food labels were dynamic, information about mislabeled food would get to the consumer faster.


-Julia N.


Leave a comment

Posted by on November 10, 2011 in Project


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: