A sobering review of 30 days' worth of Food Recalls A few times per year a food recall will make newspaper headlines, usually after the populace is sickened in some spectacular way. But a look at the FDA's helpful catalog of lesser recalls speaks volumes about work-a-day troubles with the nation's food pipeline. Recalls happen far more frequently than you might think. Read on if you need an excuse to visit your local farmers' market. By the Numbers For the past 30 days, there have been 18 food recalls posted on the FDA's site, including: Five products recalled for salmonella including a Romaine lettuce sold in California and Nevada, fresh sprouts from two different manufacturers, and a children's pro-biotic supplement (apparently more aggressively pro-biotic than intended).