After experiencing food poisoning symptoms, you may be entitled to have a food safety lawyer represent you in a food poisoning lawsuit. Foods that are most associated with food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses are raw foods, such as meat, poultry, eggs, shellfish, and unpasteurized milk. Also, foods where different animals are comingled are also at risk. For example, a single hamburger may contain meat from hundreds of animals and a single restaurant omelet may contain eggs from many different chickens. Additionally, fruits and vegetables that are consumed raw are also at risk for food safety problems. Washing fruits and vegetables can greatly decrease the risk for contamination but not eliminate it completely. Recently a number of outbreaks have been traced to fresh fruits and vegetables, such as the sprout recall, that were processed less sanitary conditions than called for by food safety lawyers.

Some people are more at risk to contract a foodborne illness than others. Those with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk for sever infections caused by Listeria and should be careful not to consume undercooked foods. Bottle-fed infants are also at a higher risk for Salmonella food poisoning or other bacteria that can grow in a bottle of warm formula.

Food Safety Risks

If proper food safety precautions are not taken, you put yourself or a loved one at risk for a foodborne illness. Some symptoms of foodborne illnesses include: fever, headaches, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Read more about the following foodborne illnesses if you think you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms:

Contact a Food Safety Lawyer

If you find that you are the victim of the mishandling of food and have contracted a foodborne illness you may be able to file a food safety lawsuit. Contact us to speak with an experienced food safety lawyer for a free consultation.

Published November 17, 2011 by