The Food and Drug Administration’s Inspection and Recall Process Should Be Improved To Ensure the Safety of the Infant Formula Supply

What OIG Found

FDA had inadequate policies and procedures or lacked policies and procedures to identify risks to infant formula and respond effectively through its complaint, inspection, and recall processes. For example, FDA had

Largest Ever Monetary Criminal Penalty in Food Safety Matter

Family Dollar Stores LLC pleaded guilty today to holding food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics under insanitary conditions, related to a rodent infestation at the company’s West Memphis, Arkansas, distribution center.

A criminal information unsealed today in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, charged Family Dollar


Recalled cinnamon apple puree and applesauce products. Information on lot codes and UPCs can be found in the firm’s recall announcement.

  • Recalled WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches – including three packs
  • Recalled Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack
  • Recalled Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches

Symptoms of Lead Toxicity

Lead is toxic to

This just fell into my inbox:

I’m reaching out to provide an update on FDA’s proposal to unify the Human Foods Program (HFP).  The proposed reorganization package is now under review at HHS, which begins the formal external review process. The FDA’s proposed reorganization package includes new updates that not only shift how the agency’s

And, why does the FDA consider Salmonella an adulterant in all foods and the USDA/FSIS does not?

According to the FDA, “[p]athogenic bacteria (e.g., Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes) are considered adulterants in both human and animal food. Although many animals consuming this food may not become sick themselves, they can become carriers and expose their human family