From the beginning of food production to the time it reaches your dinner plate, there are ample opportunities for food contamination to take place. Contamination may happen at any stage of the process, including during production, processing, storage, or distribution. Sometimes food contamination leads to recalls by manufacturers, but it is often the case that consumers are never timely informed of the dangerous substances in their food.
At GoldenbergLaw, we take food safety, and its impact on both the individual and society as a whole, very seriously. We recognize the profound damage contaminated food can wreak on an innocent person. When food manufacturers and distributors fail to provide the food you put in your body safely and you suffer because of that failure, please let our team of food poisoning lawsuit lawyers in Minneapolis assist you.
Case Quick Facts
Diseases From Contaminated Food
More than 200 diseases, including everything from diarrhea to certain cancers, are spread through food by way of harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, and dangerous chemical substances.
According to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and the Minnesota Food Law, food is adulterated if it “bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance which may render it injurious to health.” The adulteration of any food, as well as the manufacture, sale, and distribution of any adulterated food, is strictly prohibited by both the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act and the Minnesota Food Law.
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 6 Americans become sick every year due to the consumption of contaminated food. The most common symptoms are gastrointestinal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, but contaminated food can also, in certain situations, lead to long-term health complications and even death.
While anyone can be injured by eating contaminated food, the consequences are usually far more severe for infants, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Who Is Liable?
When contaminated food is provided to consumers, a number of different parties, including manufacturers and distributors, could potentially be liable for any injuries suffered as a result of eating the contaminated food. GoldenbergLaw is experienced at digging into the specific circumstances resulting in the contamination to ensure that the culpable parties are held accountable.
GoldenbergLaw Can Help
The Contaminated Food Attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have the expertise that you need for a case like a food poisoning lawsuit. Our Minnesota team has years of experience dealing with these types of cases, and we feel confident in our ability to handle your case and represent you.
Food illnesses in the United States are most commonly caused by Norovirus, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus aureus (Staph). Symptoms of these viruses include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and severe dehydration. Less common germs that cause food illness are Clostridium botulinum, Listeria, Escherichia coli, and Vibrio. However, these germs often lead to more serious injuries and hospitalization.
Additional information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.