Food Product Recalls — Is Your Company Covered?

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Peanut butter. Beef. Lettuce. Recalls of these and other food products have become high-profile issues in the U.S., grabbing headlines and motivating passage of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) in January of 2011.

The FSMA shifts federal regulators’ focus from response to prevention — aiming to ensure a safe food supply by increased facilities inspection, enhanced detection, and more robust recall authority. As the recent and tragic E. coli-related deaths in Europe continue to make front-page news, consumers and...
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