HowStuffWorks Explains The Product Recall Process

(Atlanta, GA February 19, 2008) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently recalled 143 million pounds of meat -- the largest food recall of its kind in the United States. With recalls affecting more and more of the products we use every day, many consumers are clamoring to understand exactly how this public safety process actually works.

HowStuffWorks (, the high-quality content platform famous for its easy-to-understand explanations, walks you through How a Product Recall Works (, with all the information you need to know about grasping this seemingly complicated concept.

HowStuffWorks has answers that all concerned consumers are looking for, including:

  • Who makes the decision that a product is so hazardous that it requires a nation-wide recall or alert?
  • Who actually issues a recall? Is it the brand or the government?
  • What happens if a product is substandard, but a company refuses to issue a recall for fear that their brand will be tarnished?
  • How does a consumer keep up with all of these product recalls that could be harmful or even fatal?

For all further to how a product recall works, visit

About HowStuffWorks

Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, HowStuffWorks ( is the leading source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. It has won multiple Webby awards, was among Time Magazine's "25 Web Sites We Can't Live Without" in 2006 and 2007, and was among PC Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites" four times including in 2007. Recently, HowStuffWorks became part of the Discovery Communications family, in a merger that will make HowStuffWorks the cornerstone of Discovery's digital platform and ultimately create a fully multimedia version of an encyclopedia, with content and video that will answer virtually any question an Internet user might have. A HowStuffWorks program on the Discovery Channel is currently in the works. HowStuffWorks is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and has been a subsidiary of The Convex Group, a media and technology company, since 2003.


Blake Ross

Sunshine, Sachs & Associates


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