‘ Bachelor in Paradise ‘: Who Hannah G. Wants to Meet at BeachMeg DowellTwitter More Food Recalls occur more frequently than you thought. For reasons most generally associated with food poisoning, hundreds occur each year. Allergens often make it into food but are not mentioned on labels. Many times during processing, foreign objects find their way into the milk. Regardless of the cause such recalls typically only occur when people begin to get sick. That’s costing millions of companies — and a lot of people their lives.

On average, there are more than 100 food recalls every year

Your grocery store that regularly recall the items. Kwangmoozaa / iStock / Getty Images Plus Here are 10 of history’s greatest food recalls. Next: It took months to resolve the outbreak.

1. 2008–2009: Peanut Corporation of America

Between September 2008 and March 2009, 714 people reported salmonella typhimurium infections. Officials classified this as a multi-state outbreak — in 46 of 50 states, illnesses were registered. Officials believe the cause of the outbreak was King Nut creamy peanut butter manufactured from a Texas-based Peanut Corporation of America plant. Next: After this incident millions of pounds of hamburgers were recalled. 2.

2002: ConAgra beef

In 1998, Sara Lee recalled 15 million pounds of meat after a deadly listeria outbreak at a roach-infested factory. In 2001, the company pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge paying a penalty of $4.4 million, in addition to the building upgrades they completed in December 1998. After the listeria outbreak these renovations ultimately caused 15 deaths costing $25 million to Sara Lee. Next: In 2010 eggs caused more than 3000 people to sick. 4.

2010: Wright County / Hillandale Egg recall

Shell eggs processed at two separate facilities in Iowa resulted in a massive multi-state salmonella 3000 recorded related disease between May and November of the same year. Both Wright County Eggs and Hillandale Farms voluntarily recalled some items and extended their original recalls as the epidemic spread across the country to more states. Next: This recall has led to a permanent closure of a major processed meat plant. 5.

2007: Topps Meats frozen ground beef patties

A year worth of frozen dried beef patties is recalled in 2007 following an outbreak that sickened about 30 people. Topps Meats once no longer runs the largest processed meat manufacturer in the US. “The E. Coli epidemic has so severely affected the company that it has gone out of business less than a week after the initial recall. Next: Beef intended for Whoppers made it out of a factory before the suppliers learned it had been tainted. 6.

1997: Hudson beef

This recall was the biggest in American history at the time. Ground beef meant to leave a Hudson Foods facility for Burger King Whoppers before its test results returned. Some of the beef contained staph bacteria which, if left untreated, may cause serious illness. A year later Hudson’s Burger King stopped buying their beef. Next: Before this recall, thousands of pets suffered, and even died. 7.

2007: Menu Foods pet food

Menu Foods items tainted with melamine were recalled by officials in 2007. The recall affected about 150 different cat and dog food brands. The recall came far too late to save many infected animals. The FDA estimates this pollution could have resulted in the deaths of thousands of cats and dogs across the country. Next: The bacteria which caused the recall of this food were resistant to multiple drugs. 8.

2011: Ground turkey cargill

Of the reported 3000 annual foodborne disease deaths in the U.S. listeria in 2002 caused about 250 of them27 million pounds of cooked turkey and chicken products after an outbreak of listeria. Next: This was the biggest meat recall in the history of the United States. 10.

2008: Westland / Hallmark beef

In 2008, the USDA recalled 143 million pounds of Westland / Hallmark beef — the largest national FDA recall meat alerts can also sicken people. Next: That’s the most common reason for recalling food every year.

The main reason food recalls occur

Although it is normal to remember food because of bacterial pathogens is not the only reason why foods are removed from shelves. A food may also contain undeclared or foreign items, or ingredients undeclared or not specified. Outside items may contain anything from plastic to metal to glass. If a food product contains a possible allergen such as nuts but does not mention it on its label, it may pose a risk to those who, if they consume it, will have a negative reaction. The FDA is calling for those reminiscences to keep consumers safe. Next: What is responsible for food poisoning?

How food causes disease

Eating contaminated food is just what it sounds like — a disease you develop. You may become sick from food infected with parasites or chemicals from bacteria viruses says the NIDDK. Most of these diseases have mild symptoms that don’t last long, and need no medical treatment. In rare cases, any of these harmful organisms or substances can result in hospitalization, and even death. Next: You could be affected by these foodborne illnesses.

The worst foodborne diseases that you can get

The CDC reports that 48 million Americans suffer each year from foodborne diseases. Of those cases, about 3000 end in death. Although most cases aren’t, a bacterial virus or parasitic infection can be fatal. Those are the most lethal foodborne diseases out there: e. Coli Listeria Salmonella Hepatitis A If you think something you have purchased and eaten from a nearby business has made you sick, you should first contact the local health department. Then focus on getting yourself cared for. If your symptoms are relatively mild make sure you drink plenty of clear liquids and avoid high-sugar and high-fat foods. Stay away from the caffeine and alcohol in the dairy before you recover. If you experience symptoms of constant vomiting nausea and/or severe abdominal pain with diarrhea, or you have fever over 101 degrees you need to see a doctor for treatment.Of the reported 3000 annual foodborne disease deaths in the U.S. listeria in 2002 caused about 250 of them27 million pounds of cooked turkey and chicken products after an outbreak of listeria. Next: This was the biggest meat recall in the history of the United States. 10.

2008: Westland / Hallmark beef

In 2008, the USDA recalled 143 million pounds of Westland / Hallmark beef — the largest national FDA recall meat alerts can also sicken people. Next: That’s the most common reason for recalling food every year.

The main reason food recalls occur

Although it is normal to remember food because of bacterial pathogens is not the only reason why foods are removed from shelves. A food may also contain undeclared or foreign items, or ingredients undeclared or not specified. Outside items may contain anything from plastic to metal to glass. If a food product contains a possible allergen such as nuts but does not mention it on its label, it may pose a risk to those who, if they consume it, will have a negative reaction. The FDA is calling for those reminiscences to keep consumers safe. Next: What is responsible for food poisoning?

How food causes disease

Eating contaminated food is just what it sounds like — a disease you develop. You may become sick from food infected with parasites or chemicals from bacteria viruses says the NIDDK. Most of these diseases have mild symptoms that don’t last long, and need no medical treatment. In rare cases, any of these harmful organisms or substances can result in hospitalization, and even death. Next: You could be affected by these foodborne illnesses.

The worst foodborne diseases that you can get

The CDC reports that 48 million Americans suffer each year from foodborne diseases. Of those cases, about 3000 end in death. Although most cases aren’t, a bacterial virus or parasitic infection can be fatal. Those are the most lethal foodborne diseases out there: e. Col
i Listeria Salmonella Hepatitis A If you think something you have purchased and eaten from a nearby business has made you sick, you should first contact the local health department. Then focus on getting yourself cared for. If your symptoms are relatively mild make sure you drink plenty of clear liquids and avoid high-sugar and high-fat foods. Stay away from the caffeine and alcohol in the dairy before you recover. If you experience symptoms of constant vomiting nausea and/or severe abdominal pain with diarrhea, or you have fever over 101 degrees you need to see a doctor for treatment.

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