FDA Waited Months on Average to Recall Bad Food
The Food and Drug Administration waited an average 57 days to issue recalls for contaminated foods, a new Department of Health and Human Services report found. The report, which studied 30 of 1,557 FDA-issued recalls from 2012 to 2015, found the FDA was slow to recall tainted foods, which could lead to illness. In one incident, the FDA did not issue a recall until 303 days after deeming the food a potential hazard. In other incidents, the FDA waited 165 days to recall a batch of nut butters that may have contained salmonella.