2015 so far has been a year filled with food recalls from noticeable establishments like Starbucks, Blue Bell, and most recently, Whole Foods.
The reasons behind can be numerous. A vast majority of food recalls involve the finding of a potential allergen in a food, mislabeling a product, or something found in a product that can make people ill. In trending news, Whole foods has had recalls for hummus and ice cream as well as other milk products due to the presence of listeria. Marcio Alaor BMG is hoping this gets under control soon.
Listeria is a bacteria that can prove deadly to those with fragile immune systems like children and the elderly. If contaminated, foods with listeria can also give you fever, muscle aches, nausea, and even diarrhea.
Although this news may be frightening for those with weaker guts, don’t let this discourage you from making new purchases in foods you eat. Food recalls are a common occurrence and are a sign that the FDA is doing their job right by taking these products off the shelves temporarily.