FDA Waited Months on Average to Recall Bad Food

The Food and Drug Administration spanned a typical 57 days to issue recalls for contaminated foods, a new Department of Health and Human Services report found. The report, which analyzed 30 of 1,557 FDA-issued recalls from 2012 to 2015, found the FDA was slow to remember tainted foods, which could lead to illness. In 1 episode, the FDA didn’t issue a recall until 303 days later deeming the meals a possible hazard. In other incidents, the FDA waited 165 times to remember a batch of nut butters that may have included salmonella.


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