FDA Didn't Follow Protocol In Food Recalls: Report

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 4:41 PM ET) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration often failed to follow its own procedures to ensure that imported food products contaminated with pathogens and other harmful substances were promptly and thoroughly recalled, according to a report released Thursday.

The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General reviewed the FDA's monitoring of 17 Class I recalls of imported food products and found problems ranging from a failure to fully identify affected lots of mussel meat from New Zealand tainted with Listeria...
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