Taking A Bite Out Of Denied Food-Recall Claims

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 1:55 PM EST) -- 2011 saw the passage of the Food Modernization and Safety Act, vastly increasing the powers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to inspect and recall food products. 2011 also saw a striking increase of illness and fatality arising from contaminated food, most notably from sprouts in Europe and cantaloupes in the United States.

Moreover, plaintiffs have sued an increasing number of companies, including farmers, distributors, supermarkets and food auditors. While the food industry can hope that 2012 does not see a repeat of tragedies such...
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