FDA Must Strengthen Food Recall Process, GAO Report Says

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to strengthen its food advisory and recall process, including publicizing its procedures for ordering food recalls, making food recall data more reliable and better informing the public of recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, a report said Thursday.

The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in January 2011, gave the FDA the authority to impose new rules to prevent contamination and empowering it to order the recall of contaminated foods. Yet while the agency...
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