FDA Moves Too Slowly on Food Recalls, Report Finds

June 9, 2016 3:13 PM

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FDA Moves Too Slowly on Food Recalls, Report Finds

The Food and Drug Administration often moves too slowly on food recalls, letting companies take their time in recalling contaminated food and leaving the public uninformed and in danger, a government report found Thursday.

For example, it took the maker of Hispanic-style cheese more than two months to recall listeria-contaminated products, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Health and Human Services Department found. One baby died and two women miscarried because of listeria infections caused by that contami...

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