Food recalls have dropped off during the pandemic, but no one is entirely sure why

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2021
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit last year, the nation's food supply wasn't spared from the fallout. Restaurants closed, manufacturers raced to implement new protective measures and grocery stores struggled to keep their shelves stocked.

A shift also occurred in the food safety system, the safeguard between American consumers and what they eat.

At the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, agency data shows that regulators reported only about a quarter as many recalls in 2020 as it did the previous year, and in 2021 the agency remains...

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https://www.npr.org/2021/12/28/1064951518/food-recalls-pandemic-covid-usda-fda

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