According to a recent United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audit, the food recall system in the U.S. is woefully ineffective. The audit even goes on to mention that it took five months after salmonella was discovered in commercial peanut better for a recall to be issued for the product. A mistake like this can easily lead to the wrongful death of someone who reacts badly to the contaminate substance. Lucky, we at Robert J. DeBry & Associates are here to help all residents of Provo, Utah and beyond who have been adversely affected by the ineffective food recall system. Every lawyer we have is ready to take on your case.
Findings of the Audit
The FDA audit found that over a recent three-year period 30 food recall cases involving two different companies took over three months to issue a recall after a potential problem was initially discovered. Along with the peanut butter, cheese contaminated with Listeria took three months after the problem was first discovered for a recall to be issued — not only does this put residents of Provo at risk, but people throughout the U.S. could have been affected.
After these glaring FDA mistakes were discovered, a change in policy was deemed necessary. The FDA argued that those two cases do not represent the recall system, and that almost every recall has a response time of less than a week. The FDA also said that it is working on improving the system in order to speed up all recalls.
What You Can Do
If you or anyone you know got sick from one of these contaminated products, reach out and see what a lawyer at our firm recommends. If there was a wrongful death in Provo related to one of these recalls, there is a lawyer here at Robert J. DeBry & Associates ready to help.
The FDA does its best to recall products as fast as possible. If the recall does not happen in a reasonable amount of time, the FDA could be held responsible for the wrongful death of someone who got sick from something that should have been recalled.