Under Pressure, Food Cos. Mull New Recall System

Law360, New York (March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After years of resistance and one of the largest meat recalls ever, the U.S. food industry may be warming to the idea of granting the main federal agencies that regulate food safety the authority to mandate recalls.

Big recalls in the past have prompted lawmakers to propose bills giving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to issue recalls, to no avail. But legal experts say legislation may be passed this time around because industry groups that have long...
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