Scariest Food Recalls of All Time

Scariest Food Recalls of All Time
15. Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Beef Recall
Hallmark Westland Meat Packing Beef Recall
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In February 2008, Hallmark/Westland recalled 143 million pounds of beef. An undercover video was taken which showed sick cows being slaughter. It was distributed to the Human Society which prompted the recall.
14. Peanut Corp.
Peanut Corp.
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Peanut Corp. knowingly shipped ready to eat food products that were contaminated with salmonella during 2007 and 2008. The food was linked to eight deaths and make over 600 people sick in the U.S. and Canada.
13. Wright County/Hillsdale Farm Eggs
Wright County Hillsdale Farm Eggs
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Wright County Egg recalled over half a billion eggs in 2010. Outbreaks of salmonella were reported which were traced back to the Wright County plant.
12. Cargill Ground Turkey
Cargill Ground Turkey
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Cargill Meat recalled 35 million pounds of ground turkey in August 2011 due to salmonella contamination. Before the recall, the ground turkey was linked to one death and sickened over 75 people.
11. Menu Foods Pet Food
Menu Foods Pet Food
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Menu Foods Inc. recalled dog and cat food in 2007. The gluten contained in these foods were contaminated with melamine, a chemical used in making plastics. At least 14 deaths were linked to the contamination.
10. Neslte Toll House
Neslte Toll House
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Nestle Toll House recalled 300,000 cases of cookie dough in 2009. E. coli illnesses were reported in 29 states which prompted the recall.
9. Kraft Chicken Strips
Kraft Chicken Strips
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Kraft Foods recalled 52,650 pounds of chicken breast strips in 2008 after listeria was found in one package. The recall expanded to an additional 2.8 million pounds.
8. California Bagged Spinach
California Bagged Spinach
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Spinach grown on a farm in central California was contaminated with E. coli in 2006. Five people died and 205 became ill because of the contamination.
7. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
The FDA recalled 178 products in 2010 because salmonella was found in hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP). HVP is a flavor enhancer and no sicknesses were reported.
6. Freshway Foods Romaine
Freshway Foods Romaine
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Freshway Foods recalled their romaine lettuce after they were linked to an E. coli outbreak in 2010. Most of the illnesses were reported in Ohio, Michigan, and New York.
5. Jack in the Box Burgers
Jack in the Box Burgers
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Jack in the Box burgers contaminated with E. coli were sold to the public in 1992. Four children died and hundreds of people became sick. Foodmaker Inc. recalled the beef and paid the victims’ medical expenses.

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4. Odwalla Apple Juice
Odwalla Apple Juice
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In 1996, Odwalla apple juice was contaminated with E. coli. A 16 month old child’s death was linked to the contaminated juice as well as dozens of other illnesses. The juice was recalled and the company now pasteurizes it.
3. Hudson Beef
Hudson Beef
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In 1997, Hudson Beef recalled 25 million pounds beef that had been contaminated with E. coli. Luckily, no one died but 16 people were sickened by the contamination.
2. Sara Lee
Sara Lee
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Sara Lee Corp. recalled 35 million pounds of their deli products and hot dogs in 1998. Listeria had been linked to a food plant and contributed to 21 deaths and over 100 illnesses.
1. Peter Pan Peanut Butter
Peter Pan Peanut Butter
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Peter Pan recalled their peanut butter in 2007 after a salmonella outbreak was linked to their product. The peanut butter was linked to 600 cases of salmonella.
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