Although the food system is producing safer products than ever, advanced testing detects the root cause of food poisoning far more often and faster than ever. Digital media spreads information faster than ever before. This is resulting in more recalls than ever before and the losses are getting larger.

In 2017, there were 456
food recalls in the U.S. alone 1
Food recalls rose 69% in Q1 20182
20M+
pounds of food recalled in 20173
USDA recalled pounds have increased307% since Q1 20172
Undeclared allergens account for 41.1% of food recalls4

 

1. https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/enewsletter/a-look-back-at-2017-food-recalls/
2. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/08/bacteria-undeclared-milk-top-causes-for-recalls-during-2q/#.W1iFQi2ZO-o
3. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-summaries
4. Expert-Solutions-US-Recall-Index-Q1-2018

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