Here at the Injuryboard, many of us have been following the recall of Nestle’s Toll House refrigerated, prepackaged cookie dough. The associated E. coli outbreak has sickened 69 people in 29 states, according to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a part of the recall there has been an investigation into what happened.
Apparently, Nestle’s declined several times over the past five years to provide Food and Drug Administration inspectors with complaint logs, pest-control records and other information. Shocking that the Bush Administration’s FDA weren’t forcing the issue. According to FDA reports , the company declined to allow agency investigators access to certain documents in at least 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Nestle’s is claiming that its practices are standard within the food industry. That may very well have been the case, but like the peanut and other food problems, with improvements in the FDA, we won’t see this kind of thing in the future.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.