Every day people go to their local grocery store or super market for food supplies however they cannot always trust that their food is safe to eat. It is all too common that stores and manufacturers fail to properly inspect food for dangers and contamination and fail to remove it from the marketplace. Food is something that a customer should never have to question whether or not it is safe. Food is meant to be our sustenance and nutrition, and when companies fail to ensure that it is safe for consumption, instead of a source of our vitality, it is instead a danger, or even a poison of sorts.
According to a recent article by the Food Poisoning Bulletin, the food company, Nutriom, has announced a recall of 82,884 pounds of processed egg products. This recall is in addition to the 226,710 pounds of egg products already recalled this February. The affected products were produced between January of 2013 through January of 2014. They will contain the establishment number “INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G.” It is possible that these products have been contaminated with salmonella, and customers who have these products are urged to throw them out and should not eat them. Doing so could cause a food poisoning infection called salmonellosis.
Salmonella is a serious complication that can be caused by contaminated foods or improperly prepared foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella is estimated to caused 1.2 million illnesses in the United States alone every year. From these illnesses, 23,000 end up in hospitals, and 450 result in death. Typical symptoms include fever, abdominal pains, and diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours after exposure and infection. The illness itself lasts 4 to 7 days.
As our readers know, product liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous or defective products. This includes the foods in our grocery stores and restaurants. People should be able to trust that they food products they purchase and safe and danger free. However, when manufacturers and stores fail to provide safe foods and cause injury or death or customers, they have failed in their legal duty of care to customers and can be held liable in a food poisoning lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has suffered food poisoning or another serious injury from tainted food product, you may be able to hold a company or manufacturer liable in a product liability lawsuit. Our law firm has advocated on behalf of victims of severe food poisoning and in one case we recovered a $4 million settlement for a group of people who were attending a conference in Chicago and contracted salmonella poisoning. As a result of this salmonella poisoning they suffered crippling arthritic injuries. Call our firm today for a free consultation, and we may be able to help you with your potential case.