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USDA Recalls – What You Should Know

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provides updates to the public about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products. This includes manufactured or processed goods made for consumption such as food, medications, medical supplies, pet food, and more.

The complexity, quantity, and frequency of recalls are staggering. Because of my business I have been monitoring recalls since 2007 to stay informed on food safety. Some of the incidents are minor such as packaging mistakes, but some can be dangerous for those with severe food allergies or compromised immune systems. Not long ago a children’s gluten-free pasta was recalled due to the possibility of containing whole wheat. For someone with Celiac disease, this product could be life-threatening. While food distributors are quick to pull affected products from the shelves, what about the box in your pantry? What you should know is that there are ongoing incidents every day with common products we all use, and only the most widespread recalls make headline news.

You can register for email notification of alerts and recalls from the FDA, and start or stop notifications at any time. Click here to connect to their website and sign up. See the upper right corner, ‘Subscribe for emails’.