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Product Contamination Insurance


What is Recall Shield?
Food product recalls are occurring with an even greater frequency and severity, affecting all parts of the supply chain. With the rise in social media’s influence on consumer behaviour and the evolution of regulations, food companies need to be prepared to protect against the risk of reputation and financial damage. Working together, Willis Limited (Willis), Faber Global (Faber), BRC Global Standards and XL Group (XL) have built Recall Shield, a new product designed to meet the contamination insurance and crisis management needs of food and drink companies. It aims to provide a more comprehensive and competitive risk transfer offering for product contamination in the food and drink industry and is only available through BRC Global Standards and Willis.

What are the Benefits?

Recall Shield offers:

  • Discounted premiums
  • Enhanced coverage
  • Crisis consulting service – Response XL
  • Enhanced investment in pre-incident consulting
  • Clarity of coverage
  • Free annual BRC Global Standards training course
  • Free crisis management workshops on crisis simulation and social media
  • Free Willis insurance audit

Why is Recall Shield Different to Most Product Contamination Policies?

Recall Shield is available exclusively to companies achieving BRC Global Standards A and A+ grade certification. This is a reflection of Willis, Faber, BRC Global Standards, and XL’s mutual goal of promoting and raising safety standards in the Food and Drink industry.

The combined expertise behind Recall Shield, in both the Food and Drink industry and the Product Contamination insurance market, is extremely powerful:

  • BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme that specifies safety, quality and operational criteria within a food manufacturing organisation.

  • Willis Limited is a global insurance broker. Its Food and Drink industry practice specialises in industry risk management and insurance placement.

  • Faber Global is a division of Willis Limited handling specialist risks including product recall.

  • XL Group is a global insurer that has been a leading insurer in the UK product recall and contamination market since 2006.


To learn more, please contact:


Simon Bridgwater
Food and Drink Industry Practice Leader
0116 265 1012
simon.bridgwater@willis.com

Jamie Webb
Executive Director, Contaminated Products, Faber
020 7558 9379
jamie.webb@faberglobal.com

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