backlog of FDA recalls this am

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by flipflopgirl, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. flipflopgirl

    flipflopgirl

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    I am on the FDA mailing list and the # of recalls was shocking once the problems in DC were resolved.

    Surely they had already notified venders so they could begin the arduous task of removing these products from shelves....right?

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/u...ivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/u...ivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/u...ivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

    The above were cherry picked from sterile IV products (cloudy) (particulate matter in sterile IV fluids) allergy recalls (peanuts not listed in bags of peanuts /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif  ) and a few other lame recalls that someone is always freaked over.

    mimi

    I try so hard not to drag my politics around with me but when vital info is withheld from the public I condider that much much worse than not being allowed into a national park (are you with me here?)

    m.
     
  2. jayfreeman

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    I rarely hear of this happening in the UK, perhaps products are being recalled behind the backs of consumers. But in this day and age where most transactions are recorded electronically, large supermarket cause consumers to use loyalty cards. Perhaps these supermarket chains should look at who purchased a recalled product, and actually go out of their way to inform them? It wouldn't take someone with the brain resources of a supercomputer to work out how to do this automatically.

    Sorry, rant over.
     
  3. flipflopgirl

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    The point of my post was more a poke at the recent govt shutdown than anything else.
    That there was even a question of withholding info relating to food safety is unthinkable.
    But there ya go... the departments and programs chosen by the leader of the free world to be closed was petty and hateful and as you can see here....potentially life threatening.
    Makes me sad.

    mimi
     
  4. chefedb

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    In a majority of cases the tainted product has already been distributed by the plant or source , or evemn consummed before FDA even sends recall.  They are  inefficient, as everything else in volved in Government beauracracy
     
  5. foodpump

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    Now, now.... If you want (deleted), look at the Chinese the summer of Beijing Olympics--tainted milk powder. 

    No one was allowed to recall until after the Olympics were over, everything from baby formula to "White Rabbit" candies.  If I recall correctly, the GM of the plant laced the powder with melamine to boost the vitamin content, I think he committed suicide when the story made the headlines.....
     
  6. flipflopgirl

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    @fp That resolution would be fine with me.

    mimi
     
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