Recent Posts in Food Safety Category

  • When Can You Sue a Restaurant for Food Poisoning?

    Food poisoning, while highly inconvenient for customers and thus bad for business, is unfortunately not uncommon. But even if the same pizza place has given you food poisoning after two of the last three visits you made there, you still may not be able to make the case in court. Typically, a food poisoning lawsuit will fall into the general category of product liability, or the idea that you ...
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  • Do You Have to Be Hospitalized to Sue for Food Poisoning?

    Contaminated, under-cooked, or otherwise unsafe food causes 48 million Americans to suffer from food poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Of these cases, approximately 128,000 people are hospitalized, and another 3,000 are killed. If you suffered food poisoning at a restaurant, you may be wondering whether or not you have grounds to sue—especially if ...
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  • Food Poisoning Lawsuits

    Depending on many factors surrounding your illness, you may be able to sue if you get food poisoning. Your case depends on many variables, such as time delays between eating the food and our illness, or if the food came from a government health agency, and others. There are a few legal theories you should be familiar with, under which food poisoning lawsuits usually fall. Strict product liability ...
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  • Summer Safety

    The late summer is a time to get all your fun summer activities in, such as vacationing, swimming, barbeques, or going to amusement parks. It is important to take into account possible safety hazards that might cause accidents, turning a fun summer day into a tragic one. The extreme heat present in August can prove dangerous, as can unprotected swimming pools, food borne illness in poorly prepared ...
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  • Study Ties Yogurt Recall to Fungus Infections

    A new study found on Tuesday, July 8, that a fungus that caused a yogurt recall last year poses a health risk to all consumers. The recall occurred in September 2013 after consumers who ate Chobani brand Greek yogurt reported illness. After the company issued a recall, the yogurt was found to be contaminated with a fungus called Murcor circinelloides. Experts say that this discovery calls for more ...
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  • Beware of Bread!

    Those of you who eat in fast food restaurants need to ask yourself some questions. What is azodicarbonamide (ADA)? Why is it in my bread? Why should I avoid it? Why does the FDA allow this chemical to be used? ADA is a chemical that is used in the production of foamed plastics. However, in the United States, it is also used as a food additive and flour bleaching agent – used in the making and ...
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  • Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the US

    According to the Center for Disease Control, “each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Estimating illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths for various types of diseases is a common and important public health practice”. Click here to learn about food safety. All too often we take for granted that the food we ...
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  • Social Media & Illness Outbreak

    Food poisoning is a term used to describe a wide variety of viruses and bacteria typically found in mishandled food. Millions of people in the United States are affected every year by some kind of food poisoning or food borne illness. It is as unpleasant an experience as a person is likely to ever have. How many of these people rush to their Twitter account to tell their friends? There was a time ...
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  • Don't Eat That Chicken!

    Every year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries are held accountable due to the product liability laws in this country. Seek legal counsel grilled chicken salad sandwich if you may have been affected by this recall, contact a personal injury attorney for questions or concerns. Before you ...
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  • Listeria Outbreak News

    Do you remember reading about more than 100 people in 28 states being hospitalized after eating cantaloupe in May, 2011? In addition to the 33 official deaths, the listeria caused a miscarriage and more patients who had the illness died months after the outbreak. As with any product, we assume that food must be safe if it’s on the market shelves. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans discover each ...
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  • Food Safety Tips This Holiday Season

    With the holidays just around the corner, many people don’t realize that food safety is the most important ingredient in preparing for the holidays. The merriment can change to misery if food makes you or others ill. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 75 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States every year. Included in this number is more than 325,000 people ...
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