red24assist Launches New Gap Analysis Tool to Help Improve Food Safety

red24assist gap analysis tool homepage an ideal opportunity for food businesses to benchmark their performance and identify areas where support, advice and guidance may be appropriate 

Product recall crisis expert red24assist, a subsidiary of the red24 group, has launched a new comprehensive Gap Analysis Tool (GAT) to help improve the standards of food safety on a global scale.

The simple-to-use online tool, available to all companies who sign up to red24assist, is available on the company’s website.

The service is available for an introductory price of £60/ $100 per facility, and will help food and drink manufacturers see how their production processes compare to industry standards.

Once the questions are completed, manufacturers can then see where any possible improvements can be made to lessen the risk of a product recall incident.

Eric Smith, Head of Food Safety and Product Recall at red24assist, said, “red24assist’s Gap Analysis Tool offers an ideal opportunity for food businesses to benchmark their performance and identify areas where support, advice and guidance may be appropriate.”

The service is now live, and further information can be found at

The tool is comprised of 110 multiple-choice questions, which concern every stage of the manufacturing process. These include the extent of crisis management training provided to staff and how robust a company’s product recall plan is.

Once the form is completed, an immediate report is e-mailed to the company, which will help to identify how vulnerable a manufacturing company is to a product recall incident.

A list of the services provided by red24assist, many of which aim to help a company reduce that vulnerability, is also included on the report.

The advantage of the tool is that it can help organisations to identify gaps in their own risk preparations as well as within their supply chain network.

red24assist offers both a proactive and reactive service for food and drink crises, with a number of services in place to work with companies before, during and after a product recall incident.

These services include independent evaluations of a manufacturer’s safety measures, arrangement for independent testing of any food involved in a product recall, and media training to help clients deal effectively with the public side of the crisis.

red24, 3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7DD. Telephone: 020 3291 2424.


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