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Schumer calls on FDA to improve food recall process

Aug 02, 2016 12:02 am

Helena Bottemiller Evich is reporting for Politico Sen. Chuck Schumer rebuked the FDA over the weekend for failing to recall potentially dangerous food fast enough, and called for a comprehensive review of the agency's recall process. "Delays in getting bad food off store shelves is just a recipe for disaster," Schumer said in a statement released Sun., Jul. 31. The New York Democrat pointed to a Health and Human Services Inspector General report released in June that found the agency did not have "an efficient and effective food recall initiation process that helps ensure the safety of the nation's food supply." Schumer called on the FDA to create a new detailed plan for how it will execute a reformed food recall process. The call for reform comes on the heels of a major expansion of the General Mills E. coli flour recall last week that stemmed from a 21-state E. coli outbreak. The outbreak has sickened at least 46 people. Read the full story at Politico.

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