Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is caused when a bacterium or other organism contaminates a food product and causes illness to those who consume the food. The practice of proper food safety techniques is the best way to prevent food poisoning, such as storing your food in a freezer or refrigerator and cooking it thoroughly. The U.S. government has numerous online resources to help you not only prevent foodborne illness but also to report it if you do become ill from food. Check the following resources for more details:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food safety is in everyone's best interests, but food poisoning can strike at any time. Consider speaking with a qualified attorney if you believe you’ve sustained a serious injury from tainted food. If you’re a restaurant owner who’s been sued over a food poisoning incident, it’s in your best interest to seek experienced legal advice quickly.
Contact a qualified product liability attorney to make sure your rights are protected.