A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their inefficiency concerning food recalls, an article of NBC News reported.
In the report released on June 9, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) discovered that the FDA’s food recall initiation procedure was ineffective and inefficient. The OIG cited a 2014 incident in which a baby was killed and two pregnant mothers had miscarriages after consuming cheese contaminated with listeria bacteria. The food was being sold and consumed for two months before the company issued a recall. The report pointed out that the FDA failed to have procedures and policies in place to ensure liable food companies were recalling their products. The FDA should improve its system in addressing food recalls, the OIG report suggested.
The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® represent families in Madison who have been harmed as a result of consuming contaminated food products. We believe that families who have been the victims of recalls are entitled to the financial assistance necessary for recovery. If you have suffered from a contaminated food product, call our office today at (800) 242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.