The number of units affected by FDA food recalls skyrocketed more than 700%, largely due to three events involving children’s supplements. (Credit: iStockphoto / Monticelllo) The number of units affected by FDA food recalls skyrocketed more than 700%, largely due to three events involving children’s supplements. (Credit: iStockphoto / Monticelllo)

With nearly 1.5 billion products impacted across industries, 2022 saw a record-setting number of units recalled in the U.S., according to Sedgwick, which found 2023 is shaping up to see 1 billion units recalled as well.

The increase this past year was primarily driven by recalls in the food and pharmaceutical sectors, which both saw the number of units impacted reach a 10-year high, according to Sedgwick. In food, the total number of units recalled reached 416.9 million, 24.9% higher than the previous record. The total number of units recalled in the pharmaceutical sector hit 567.3 million, which is 39% higher than the previous record.

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