(PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Product recalls are published almost daily on the Ohio Department of Health website. Many of these recalled products are meant to be consumed. Recently, Kellogg’s Special K cereal, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, Maxiloss Weight Advanced softgels, and many other products have been recalled.
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition explained that product recalls of food occur “when a company removes a food product from the market because of the possibility that the food may be contaminated or mislabeled.” Included in product recalls of this nature are UPC codes and “Best When Used By” dates to help consumers know if they have indeed purchased the recalled product.
The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices would like to remind consumers of the proper steps to take if a recalled product is found in their home. First, take the recalled product from the cupboard or fridge and check the information provided by the company regarding the recall: UPC codes, Best When Used By dates, and the geographical regions the affected product were sold in.
If a consumer finds that the product in their household does match up to the recall specifications, it is important to ensure that no one in the household consumes it. Check the recall notice provided by the company to see what the next step should be. Companies will often tell consumers where they can return the product, or the proper way to dispose of the product.
If the product recall was not issued until after the consumption of the product, and adverse effects were experienced, our office urges consumers to pursue legal action toward the food production company.