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Fewer food recalls so far in 2012 ...

The Food and Drug Administration recorded 142 food recalls during the first quarter of 2012, down 19 percent from the previous quarter and down 20 percent from the same period of 2011. Based on FDA Enforcement Reports, 56 percent of actions were listed as Class I recalls, meaning there was a high risk to human health. Class II recalls accounted for 32 percent of the total, and Class III were involved in 12 percent of the action.

A Class II recall poses only a temporary health risk, or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote, while Class III means that the product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.

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Title Annotation:NEWS & COMMENT
Comment:Fewer food recalls so far in 2012 ...(NEWS & COMMENT)
Publication:The Food & Fiber Letter
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 28, 2012
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