Apron Food & Beverage Communications podcast about food brands, recalls, withdrawals, alerts and issues, and the way they’re treated in the press and on social media.
May 2020 Recall of the Month-Salty Snacks and Marijuana
Is it mere coincidence that this podcast discussion would center on two things that often go together, salty snacks and marijuana? Actually, hosts Jeff Hahn and Jenny Gregorcyk focus on some recent food trends during the COVID-19 pandemic as consumers turn more to snack and processed foods. That discussion leads into Jenny revealing the May Recall of the Month, the first time a marijuana product has been discussed on Breaking Bad News.
Speaking of that title, Jeff and Jenny talk about how Jeff's crisis communication playbook has finally arrived from the printer and how listeners can get a copy of Breaking Bad News by only paying for shipping.
Bad Boys-Monday Morning Quarterbacking Recent Food Safety Fines
The Cops TV show song "Bad Boys" is the theme of this special edition of Breaking Bad News as Jeff quizzes Jenny on some recent big name brands that were hit with food safety fines. The two hosts also play "Monday Morning Quarterback" by going back and re-crafting the company's statements using a message development formula in Jeff's new crisis communication book.
Coronavirus Food Recall Impact Research - April 2020 Recall of the Month
What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the number of U.S. Food recalls? The Apron Food PR research team looked into that question. In this "Recall of the Month" episode of Breaking Bad News, hosts Jenny Gregorcyk and Jeff Hahn discuss the possible reasons why food recalls have dropped during the recent crisis.
Jenny also reveals her selection for the April Recall of the Month, which dives into the food import inspection process and the possibility of an uptick in food imports during this COVID-19 era.
Quarantine Quandary for Food Businesses - March 2020 Recall of the Month
Jeff and Jenny are podcasting from their homes to comply with "Stay at Home" orders and it gives them a chance to analyze the impact of the health crisis on the grocery and food service industries. Jenny also unveils her Recall of the Month selection. She and Jeff take a look at how a well known brand dealt with a flurry of bad press.
February Recall of the Month, Poison Squad Food Safety Experiments
A pet food giant is featured in this Recall of the Month edition of Breaking Bad News. Before hosts Jenny Gregorcyk and Jeff Hahn reveal the top February food recall, they take a look back at who many believe is the father of today’s food safety laws. Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley became the first USDA Commissioner after his high profile food experiments in the early 20th Century
Apron Food Forecast: Top Food Trends of 2020
In this special edition of Breaking Bad News, hosts Jenny Gregorcyk and Jeff Hahn take a break from our regular Recall of the Month discussion to dive into a really interesting trend report Apron Food PR just released called the Food Forecast. The Apron Food PR strategy team identified two big trends for this year: "better for you" and "better for the planet." Jenny and Jeff discuss the big focus on health and wellness, as well as how consumers care a lot about their own personal environmental impact.