New York Defective Food Attorney
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Foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, is usually a one-time
event that is frustrating but relatively minor. However, sometimes food
companies are negligent in their inspection and preparing of products,
and they release food to the public that contains deadly pathogens or
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured by a defective food product,
contact a NYC defetive product attorney as soon as possible.
How can food become contaminated?
There are many ways in which a food item can become contaminated. They
can be exposed to a bacteria, virus, or parasites when they are grown,
packaged, and stored. Even food that seems harmless can be contaminated
with serious bacteria like Listeria or E. Coli, as evidenced by a massive
2008 recall of peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella. While many
bacterial infections are a passing event, some of them can be deadly.
Another potentially hazardous risk to food consumers is chemicals or other
dangerous toxins within a food product. All kinds of food can be exposed
to toxic chemicals for pest repellant, sanitization, and other processes
throughout the manufacture of food.
Food can also be exposed to pollutants in the land it is grown on or in
the factory it is processed in. The food we eat is supposed to be tested
by its manufacturers to ensure that there are no toxic substances in the
food. However, toxins like arsenic, mercury, melamine, and other toxic
chemicals have made their way into food. If you have become ill because
of a toxic chemical in your food, you should speak with a Brooklyn product
liability lawyer about your legal rights.
Objects Found in Food
Sometimes harmful objects can be processed into food. Pieces of metal and
plastic from broken machinery can be processed into a food item and can
seriously injure the consumer. Similarly organic material such as animal
parts or byproducts can make their way into food items during the manufacturing
process. Food manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their product
does not contain any hazardous objects that would be harmful if ingested.
If you have been injured by a food product, the manufacturer is strictly
liable to compensate you for your pain and suffering. You should contact
a Manhattan product liability attorney if you wish to file a claim.
Call Belushin Law Firm, to hire a top ranked NYC personal injury lawyer.