U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) Education Fund is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest published a new report about food recall at grocery stores. The report indicates that most grocery stores that could be a major place to learn about recalls don’t help consumers to uncover recall information. 84% of the nation’s 26 largest supermarket chains got a failing grade, including Walmart, Aldi, and Publix. Only Harris Teeter, Kroger, Smith’s and Target received a passing grade. Not a single store provided information online about recall and where they are posted (at customer service desks, checkout counters, or store shelves). U.S. PIRG Education Fund Consumer Watchdog Associate Dylan Robb said, “Stores might not be responsible for the recall, but they can make a difference.” Grocery retailers are in a unique position at the final point in the supply chain before the customer takes possession of food, and therefore have the opportunity to have a powerful impact on public safety. @ https://uspirg.org/news/usp/new-investigation-supermarkets-failing-warn-public-about-food-recalls
NEW INVESTIGATION: SUPERMARKETS FAILING TO WARN PUBLIC ABOUT FOOD RECALLS
Americans are not hearing about food recalls, and that communication breakdown is having serious repercussions for public health. A new report finds that most grocery stores — which should be one of the best places to learn about recalls — don’t make it easy for consumers to uncover this information.