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U.S. Sees Spike in Food Recalls During Third Quarter

January 8, 2013

Complied from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Reports, food recalls in the third quarter reached 414 separate incidents according to the Indianapolis-based Stericycle ExpertRECALLTM Index.

There were 2.5 times the number of food recalls in the third quarter of 2012 than the second quarter, a 57 percent increase over the previous quarter. Occuring at four-per-day during the third quarter, food recalls reached their highest levels in two years and involved nearly 8.5 million units of food and beverages.