Fresh produce is the top source of foodborne illnesses. (Photo: Shutterstock) Fresh produce is the top source of foodborne illnesses. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Does it seem like every day there is a report about a new food recall? Well, it may not be on a daily basis, but close enough. According to a study by the Public Interest Research Group, the U.S. experiences more food recalls today than it did five years ago, particularly when it comes to meat and poultry.

In fact, meat and poultry recalls increased by two-thirds from 2013 to 2018, while food recalls overall edged up 10%. Class 1 recalls, the most hazardous, edged up 6% overall and a whopping 83% for meat and poultry. With Class 1 recalls, there is a reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death, the study noted.

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