Food Allergy Lawsuits
A food allergy is an adverse reaction the body has when certain foods or ingredients are consumed or the individual is exposed to that food or ingredient. Substantial portions of the population are impacted by food allergies and these allergies can occur at birth or develop throughout one’s lifetime.
If you have suffered an injury from a food allergy due to the incorrect labeling of a food product, contact the Food Allergy Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw today.Call 800-903-1643 >
Case Quick Facts
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food allergies impact approximately 15 million people in the United States each year and food allergies are the reason for approximately 30,000 annual emergency room visits. Food allergies have been found to be responsible for around 150-200 deaths every year.
- Wheat products
Food allergy symptoms vary; however, common food allergy symptoms include:
- Digestive disorders
- Skin rashes
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of the face
- Other symptoms resembling food poisoning cases
The Minnesota Food Allergy Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw are currently investigating cases where an individual has suffered a serious food allergy-related injury due to the incorrect labeling of food. Our experienced litigation team has been delivering justice to the victims of negligence for over 30 years, let us deliver the Gold standard advocacy you deserve. Contact us today for a free food allergy lawsuit consultation.Do I Qualify?
Food Allergy Lawsuits
A food allergy lawsuit may be filed if an individual suffers injuries as a result of a food allergy due to someone else’s negligence. For example, a lawsuit may be filed if the label misrepresented the ingredients within the food. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) was passed by Congress in 2004 and enacted in 2006 to modify the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FALCPA lists eight major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which encompass 90% of all food allergies. The Act applies to both domestically manufactured and imported packaged foods that are subject to FDA regulation. The FALCPA requires food manufacturers to label food products that contain an ingredient that is or contains protein from a major food allergen in one of two ways:
- To list the name of the food source in parentheses following the “common or usual name of the major food allergen” in the ingredients list if it does not appear on another location in the ingredient statement
- Place the word “Contains” followed by the name of the food source where the major food allergen is derived from immediately after or adjacent to the ingredients list in a legible font.
Companies are responsible for notifying consumers about the ingredients that are in their products and to disclose ingredients that may be potential triggers for food allergies, and customers depend on these disclosures. The FALCPA requires that foods that contain a high risk of major allergy triggers (such as nuts, eggs or wheat) must have notice of the trigger clearly listed on the label. The consequences of not abiding by these rules and failing to disclose ingredients in the food can be a matter of life and death. Companies must take these obligations seriously. Unfortunately, there are many examples where critical ingredients were not disclosed on the product label. A list of recent recalls related to improper labeling is below:
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If you or a loved one has been harmed by a food allergy as a result of inaccurate or omitted information on a food label, please contact the Minnesota Food Allergy Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw. With over 30 years of experience litigating complex injury cases, we will provide you with the Gold standard advocacy that you deserve. Leave the sleepless nights to us.
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