Manufacturing Recalls: There's A Heavy Price For Disrespecting The Laws Of Physics | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Manufacturing Recalls: There's A Heavy Price For Disrespecting The Laws Of Physics

The wholesome food you eat has an ominous twin: the toxic food you shouldn’t eat — and there’s a lot of it. In 2019, for example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled over 10,000 tons of food products that were potentially dangerous to consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the USDA together issued 337 food recalls in 2019, and that number has been edging up every year.

In 2006, more than 205 people in 26 states got sick and five people died from eating contaminated spinach.

Food contamination can be tremendously costly to companies, averaging $10 million per incident. That only reflects the direct costs such as halting production and notifying regulatory authorities, suppliers and consumers. Additionally, there are costs such as removing and destroying contaminated products from the distribution chain as well as identifying and fixing the source of the problem itself. Beyond that, there are lost sales income, lawsuits, reputational damage and compliance penalty costs.

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