Defective Food Products
Food products go through a long, complex process to get from the field or farm to consumer. Throughout this entire process, it is crucial that everyone involved in food production, distribution, and preparation takes care to avoid any possible contamination or food spoilage. If a food product is not handled properly at any of these steps, it may lead to the spread of food-borne illnesses that can cause serious health problems for consumers, potentially warranting expensive medical care and time away from work in order to recover.
Health Problems from Defective Food Products
As many food items are distributed nationwide, a single error in food production can cause thousands or even millions to sicken before public health officials are aware of the danger. In order to prevent these mistakes and keep consumers safe, food producers, distributors, and vendors must adhere to important food-handling safety precautions. Defective food products may be linked to the following health concerns:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bacterial or parasitic infections requiring antibiotics
From food producers to chefs, everyone in the chain of food production has a duty to consumers to uphold food safety regulations. Failure to do so puts innocent people at risk of severe illnesses.
If you or someone you love has suffered a food-borne illness or other such health complication because of a defective food product, you may be legally entitled to fight for fair compensation from the person or party at fault for the unsafe food item. To learn more about how we can assist you through this legal process, contact an experienced defective product attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.