Is it really necessary to check clothing for Shaatnez (the biblically forbidden admixture of wool and linen)?
In all my years of shopping (in Jewish and non-Jewish stores, US and worldwide) I have never found Shaatnez in the clothing.
Should this then mean that this is a מיעוט שאינו מצוי (insignificant minority), and as such is not to be worried about?
Maybe my personal experience isn't comprehensive enough. If this is the case, is there data suggesting otherwise?