The U.S.Food and Drug Administration and the U.S.Department of Agriculture published a list of the most common reasons for food recalls in 2019. As predicted, undeclared allergens like nuts, soy, and dairy were the most common reason for food recalls in the U.S.
‘Listeria’ was listed as the second most common cause of food recalls. In fact, almost 60 recalls occurred due to the presence or ‘suspect’ of listeria in food items. Listeria, a type of bacteria primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, elders, and those with weak immunity. Ready to eat meals are often carriers of the disease that leads to approximately 260 deaths in the U.S. each year.
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