If it is ever discovered that tainted food has been released to the public for consumption, it is the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) responsibility to ensure a recall of the product takes place.
In a very disturbing audit finding Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General has determined that due to inadequate policies and procedures, the FDA is too slow in ordering companies to recall tainted foods.
Here are some comments from the memo sent to the FDA from the Inspector General regarding the audit findings.
The audit memo opens by stating that the FDA doesn’t have an efficient and effective food recall process to ensure the safety of the Nation’s food supply.
The purpose of this memorandum is to alert you to a preliminary finding from our ongoing audit of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food recall program. One of the…
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