When you shop at the grocery store or have a meal at your favorite local eatery, you are entrusting someone else not only with what you hope will be delicious food, but also with what you are putting into your body. Someone who sells food is doing so with the understanding that they are liable for the failure of their product to uphold federal food safety standards.
Food can be contaminated at various sources. For example, animals which are raised for food often have many foodborne microbes present in their intestines. Meat and poultry can become contaminated during slaughter by contact with small amounts of intestinal contents.
The manner in which food is handled leaves a wide opportunity for contamination. Foodborne microbes can be introduced by infected humans handling the food or by cross contamination with other raw agricultural products. Even a full-cooked food can become re-contaminated if it touches other raw foods that contain pathogens. To help avoid an environment that promotes bacteria growth, promptly refrigerate or freeze your food.
Most cases of food poisoning that are pursued through a civil litigation are considered cases of product liability.
If you or someone you now has suffered illness, injury, or death due to contaminated or improperly prepared food, you have a right to seek damages for any losses you suffered. Contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 866.499.4700 for a free initial consultation. We are a firm that care and will take care of you.