By John Collins
Regardless of its size, any type of plastic contamination found in a finished food product can become a public relations nightmare for both the brand and the food manufacturer. After all, just a small piece of plastic contamination can result in a recall and potential lawsuits.
For those that keep track of food recalls, “plastic contamination” is an all-too-familiar phrase. From cake to tuna to dog food, the discovery of plastic contaminants is a familiar and troubling event for both the customer and the producer.