@ReikoX, I worked in the same place for 11 years. the owners for the first 8 years was a large multi-national organization whose only concern was profit. When the "recession" (depression) hit, they told us they couldn't afford to give us raises that year. The guy that told us was the corporate honcho in charge of out facility drove his Maseratti out and gave us this bad news dressed in his tailored silk suit. At the end of each year, they sent out a booklet telling how the year went, telling what they lost money on and what they came out ahead on. This booklet also told about bonuses. The 4 top people in the company hierarchy, got the biggest bonuses out of the entire 8 years I worked there that year.
The last owners were worse yet. They tightened up all the rules, with emphasis on attendance. They gave us a $50 "gift" card at Christmas every year. They took taxes for that $50 out of our paychecks.
I am positive both owners would have seen too it that they were not to only ones to take the hit had we gotten sued over a bad product.
The company you worked for sounds like they probably cared about keeping their people and insisted to the FDA that they alone were responsible. In today's workplaces, that is VERY RARE. The rich don't get that way by being nice to their employees.