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Europe: Q2 2015 Index shows drop in UK total recalls

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The total recalls and notifications have decreased in the second quarter of 2015, with significant drops in both the consumer and automotive sectors, according to Stericycle ExpertSolutions.

Whilst the lower number of recalls is to be welcomed, European rapid alert system for dangerous products RAPEX data shows that safety notifications and recalls have been on an upward trend since 2003, with 88% of them being classified in the most serious threat category.

The Q2 2015 Index, which is based on data from the EU’s RAPEX and Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed or RASFF systems, shows that there were 1,158 recalls in the quarter, a drop of 7% more than Q1 2015.

Total food recalls were up by 2%.