Gluten and Lactose Intolerant Individuals Beware- Food Recalls

If you’re one of the millions afflicted by Gluten or Lactose intolerance, you understand how important looking at the list on the back of products at the grocery store can be. Food recalls for those with stronger stomachs may be a minor inconvenience, but those with dietary needs may be horrified. With a growing number of food recalls in 2015, you may start to wonder just how safe you are from the foods you know you can’t ingest safely.

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.

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