In recent weeks, there have been multiple reports of food safety violations at some of the nation’s largest supermarkets, including Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco.
The number of complaints and the number of violations has been increasing as more companies voluntarily submit reports to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
According to a January 2016 study by the FAO, there are more than 2.5 million complaints of food-related contamination at the U and state level each year.
The majority of these are related to food packaging, according to the study.
More than 2 million complaints were made against Safeway, the study said.
Safeway has voluntarily reported 4,547 violations.
The company has agreed to change its packaging practices to improve compliance, according the study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and the University at Albany.
According to the FAOM report, more than 70 percent of the complaints are related, in part, to the “use of recycled or food-grade packaging” in the food supply.
A majority of the violations involve plastic containers, and some include “laboratory-grade plastic containers,” “recycled food products” or food scraps.
Some of the products are also contaminated with foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7.
Some products contain “nonfood” ingredients, including “dairy products, soy and peanut butter, and salt,” according to a report by the USDA.
Food safety is also a concern in some regions, including states that are in the Northeast Corridor.
A January report by a U.K.-based research organization, Food For Thought, said the Northeast is home to a large portion of U. S. produce, as well as the largest concentration of genetically modified foods, such as genetically modified food crops.
In addition to food safety concerns, a recent study found that many U. s consumers have a higher risk of contracting the common cold if they eat foods that have been contaminated with fecal matter, including cheese, lettuce, mustard and eggplants.
In a recent report, a report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that “many food manufacturers and distributors have failed to adequately control or correct the presence of certain bacteria and viruses in their food supply.”
The report found that more than 6 million samples of foods purchased in the U, U. k, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, Japan and Australia had fecal bacteria in them that could cause serious illness.
“These bacteria can be transmitted from person to person, potentially leading to foodborne illness,” the report said.