It's a scary thought, putting your health and wellbeing in the hands of complete strangers halfway around the world. And the number of high profile, and often deadly, food scandals that have made headlines over the years definitely doesn't ease troubled minds. There are various causes - from accidental contaminations to pure recklessness and even greed - but public outrage is universal.
When it comes to health and safety surrounding food products, consumers rightly insist on measures that ensure their safety. And whether it's criminal trials and bans, or bankruptcy and company closures, the public demands retribution as well. After all, health issues are no laughing matter. Here's a look at 10 of the biggest food safety scandals in recent history.