The FDA Frequently Reports on Food Recalls, Too
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, it’s our job to help people who have been hurt by defective manufacturers. In many cases, those defective drugs already have been or will be recalled by their manufacturers. When that happens, the recalls are often recommended and/or announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
But as the name implies, the FDA doesn’t just deal with medications—it also deals with food. A quick glance at the FDA’s database of recalls shows that food products get recalled far more often than medications. In addition, many foods that are recalled can put consumers at even higher risk than recalled medications! That’s because recalled foods are often contaminated with dangerous bacteria, while many medication recalls are simply due to labeling or packaging errors.
When you fill a new prescription or buy food from the grocery store, it’s important to be aware of its safety. Most food products are safe, but certain fresh foods, such as meat, vegetables, juices, and fruits, have a higher potential of contamination than others. Because of that, it’s important to regularly check the FDA’s recall database to find out if anything you’ve purchased has been recalled. In addition, you may find recall notices posted at your local grocery store or even hear about them on the news.
If you or someone you love gets injured by a dangerous or defective product or medication, we want to help you get compensation for your damages. Contact our defective product lawyers today for a free consultation.