Several supermarkets, including, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Asda have recalled Quorn products amid health fears that its Chilled Cocktail Sausages could contain fragments of metal, due to a production issue.

Quorn issued a statement saying: “This product is being recalled as the product may contain small pieces of metal, due to a production issue.”

Duncan Moir, product manager, Epicor Software said: “The news that Quorn is urgently recalling its products from supermarket chains Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and Waitrose, as they may contain fragments of metal, isn’t the first and won’t be the last time a food recall has hit the headlines. Earlier this year we saw a high-profile recall from Asda and Tesco in regards to a variety of cereal bars over salmonella fears. Such recalls hit an organisation hard both in terms of reputational damage and cost.

“Food manufacturers have distinct needs and face huge risks unique to their business. That’s why it is vital they have the right processes and technology in place so that they react swiftly. Having the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution which is specifically designed to be agile and responsive will reduce such risks and, when mishaps occur, assist with traceability and the recovery plan.”