Can your choice of wholesale spice grinders play a part in product recall? For spice producers of any size, a product recall can result in huge losses. These range from stock and financial losses to a damaged reputation. Whether you are a larger, household name brand that supplies seasoning across the country or a smaller producer selling within a smaller market, the damage can be irreparable in some cases. The product itself affects the risk of recall. If salt, pepper, spices or seasoning blends contain harmful additives, are made with poor-quality spices or are sourced through unethical or unsustainable practices, there will be a risk of recall if consumers are unhappy with the product.
However, packaging plays a notable role in the recall, too. The main ways that packaging affects the risk of recall include the ability to keep seasoning fresh, the reduced chance of product tampering, and the certification of wholesale spice grinders and bottles.
Wholesale Spice Grinders and Product Recall
Choosing a certified wholesale spice grinder partner is essential for many reasons, from quality to customisation and more. A trusted partner can provide peace of mind, too. Certified spice grinder manufacturers can minimise some of the risks of product recall through the following:
Tamper-proof & induction liners
Although spices do not spoil the way other food does, as they are dry condiments, contaminants can still pose a health risk. One cause of contamination is food-eating pests such as weevils entering bottles that are not properly sealed. Another can be mould or dampness that builds up when moisture is trapped inside bottles. Contact with humans at any point of the production or packing process can also pose a potential health risk – especially during epidemics such as the COVID crisis. Liners serve two purposes – preventing tampering during the production line process and sealing in freshness.
There are two types of liners. Pressure-sensitive liners have polystyrene foam on one side and an adhesive layer on the other side. This bonds the liner to the bottle. Once the grinder or flip-top closure lid is removed, the liner stays on the top of the container. These liners can be capped manually or added using a lining or wadding machine. Induction liners are made of board backing, foil and film that can be sealed by heat. An induction machine causes the liner to bond electromagnetically to the glass or PET bottle, creating a hermetic seal that can only be removed when it is peeled off the product by consumers after purchase.
Certification and quality standards
Many spice producers make the mistake of trying to cut costs during the manufacturing of seasoning. Sourcing cheaper bottles, grinders or closures from outside the country of origin to try and save costs will often result in a lack of quality. Poor quality bulk imported packaging can very seldom guarantee any level of quality. Without the proper certification, there is no clear guarantee that packaging is made according to rigid global standards. This is the reason that certification standards were developed in the first place, to protect consumers. In the event of product contamination, recall or other issues, having the added security of fully certified packaging can help to reduce some of the fall-outs. When consumers know that you are committed to providing not only the very best product but also the best packaging, there is more chance of maintaining trust and reputation.
At Global Grinders, we strive to provide the very best quality grinders. We are fully certified, with experience dating back well over a decade and a reputation for excellence. To find out more about working with us as a wholesale spice grinder partner, contact our team today.