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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.

3 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Daniel 8791

    Declined to allow agency investigators access ????? How it the blankity blank can they "decline" ? This activity "or lack there of" is coming back to bite the corporation(s). It makes me wonder, where else health and safety inspections have been more that lax over the last several years. Rules and regulations are there to help protect the consumer and in reality the companies themselves also.

  2. Maybe the Obama administration can turn the regulators back on and put them in charge instead of letting the corporations self regulate.

  3. Gravatar for Mike Bryant

    The last vote was so important for consumers in so many ways. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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