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Crisis Management 101

Every meat and poultry processor faces literally thousands of possible crises - or unexpected events that can interfere with the normal course of business, cause the public to lose its trust in the company or its products and, in some cases, even close an operation. Perhaps the most common crises confronted by most companies include: product recalls, natural disasters, product tampering or threats of tampering, foodborne illness outbreaks, government investigations, civil and criminal lawsuits, unauthorized photography of plant operations, strikes, demonstrations and product boycotts, workplace accidents and release of adverse product safety data. More recently, concerns have arisen about potential crises arising from animal disease outbreaks or biosecurity incidents. 

Familiarize yourself with the many resources in this center to ensure you are ready to face the crisis you may least expect.