The USDA will issue new food guidelines in response to a recent increase in recalls.
Reuters reports that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to issue new guidelines encouraging food manufacturers who receive complaints about contaminated products to start investigations and notify the government within 24 hours.
These new guidelines come in response to an increase in recalls due to consumers finding foreign materials in their food, such as glass, rubber, plastic, and wood. Food companies that have recently launched recalls include Tyson Foods, Perdue Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Agri Beef, and Bellisio Foods.
According to the USDA, major food companies have issued more than 25 recalls since the beginning of 2018.
In 2018, more than 1.5 million pounds of food were recalled due to the presence of extraneous material.
Salmonella contamination was the leading cause of food recalls in 2018.
In 2018, there were a total of 31 recalls for beef products, 34 recalls for poultry products, and 25 recalls for pork products.
Consumers who wish to report a problem involving meat or poultry products are encouraged to call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.
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