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The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that there is a growing number of foods and ingredients that can cause poisoning if consumed improperly.
The agency said Friday that it’s not uncommon for consumers to accidentally eat food or drinks that aren’t supposed to be on the scale, and that many food and beverage manufacturers have been lax about warning consumers about what can cause an overdose.
The FDA has issued more than 1,600 warnings to consumers about potentially dangerous foods, including more than 10,000 in the past year.
But the agency also noted that consumers often have no idea whether their food or beverage is safe or not.
“The FDA is aware that consumers may inadvertently eat foods or drinks not intended for consumption on a food or drink scale,” the agency said in a statement.
“However, the FDA does not recommend consumers follow these recommendations and does not have the authority to make recommendations.”
A spokeswoman for the Food and Drugs Administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
The food and drink industry is under scrutiny as the number of Americans suffering from food poisoning rises, particularly in areas such as the Midwest and South, where the country’s largest food companies have large operations.
A recent report by the Food Safety and Inspection Service found that there are more than 40 million people who have consumed tainted foods and beverages in the U.S. Since 2000, the number has more than tripled.
But even with a spike in reported cases, the agency has said it has not identified any widespread food safety problems.
In the first quarter of this year, there were about 11.2 million reported cases of food poisoning nationwide.
The number of reported food poisoning deaths jumped from 3,636 in the first six months of 2018 to 9,766 in the second quarter.