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    TAMPA, FL – April 24, 2020 – Richard M. Blau, chair of GrayRobinson's alcohol beveragefood law, and cannabis industry departments, and shareholder in the firm’s Tampa law firm office, was quoted in the Penn State Food Safety blog article “Do Less Recalls During COVID-19 Mean Our Food Is Less Safe? No.” The article reveals that of the type of recalls over the past 6 months, only a few were due to foodborne pathogens. Mr. Blau weighs in on the lack of recalls stating, "On the one hand, it could be that there are fewer reports of product withdrawals or recalls because industry members are doing a better job of safely processing the food they put out in the marketplace. On the other hand, a reduction in reported recalls may be the product of government budget cuts and regulation rollbacks that have resulted in fewer food facility inspections, the retrenchment of government oversight and our reliance on industry to self-police." Read the full article here.


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