Mendoza School of Business

3 FDA orders kratom product recall over Salmonella; first such mandatory move in history

Published: April 3, 2018 / Author: USA Today

Management professor Katie Wowak was interviewed for a USA Today story about the FDA’s first-ever mandatory recall order after a company selling several products suspected of containing salmonella refused to issue a voluntary recall. Read the full story here

“It’s shocking the company didn’t cooperate with the FDA’s recall request – if the FDA requests a recall, the company should do it,” says Katie Wowak, assistant professor of management in the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. “The tangible and intangible repercussions of being forced to issue a mandatory recall could have a devastating long-term impact on the company that may be difficult (if not impossible) to recover from.”