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Volume 38, No. 2

You've Eaten Something from a Food Recall; Now What?

Last month, no less than four major food recalls made headlines, making everyone freak out about walnuts, mac 'n' cheese, and more. And just last week, certain potatoes were recalled after being linked to botulism. And it doesn't stop there: So far this year, federal health authorities have issued several hundred recalls.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which handles most meat and poultry recalls, has issued seven in just the last week. And that's far from uncommon, according to their full list of recalls and alerts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees most other food products—from sauces and spices to produce—lists more than 60 recalled food items in its most recent weekly enforcement report. Read the full article.

Originally published in Shape Magazine on May 4, 2015. Written by Markham Heid.

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