Many types of food can be recalled, such as eggs, meats, nuts and vegetables. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is responsible for food recalls. More often, though, the supplier of the food source contacts the FDA first. It is much better for the food producer to spot a defect. From there the FDA determines if a recall is necessary.
Food can be recalled due to unsanitary conditions where it is produced. It may also be recalled due to a disease. Animals may be diseased and pass that onto the food they are producing for the public. There may a problem with vegetables in the area they are being grown that may cause contamination.
Effects to Consumers:
- May cost the consumer money in the form of medical bills if they have to be treated due to an illness as a result of a food recall.
- Time can be lost to return the food and, if appropriate, to contact an attorney.
- In the most serious of cases, the consumer’s good health may be affected or even taken away completely.
If you feel you have had serious repercussions due to a food recall it is always a good idea to consult an attorney. A class action attorney in Los Angeles and other cities will consult with you.
How Manufacturers are affected:
- Cost of the food that has to be recalled being destroyed.
- Cost of refunds to consumers and suppliers.
- Cost of their reputation.
Food recalls need to be taken very seriously. Check your food and be sure it’s not subject to a recall. If it is take action.