Food poisoning is often considered an unlikely risk by eating in low-end restaurants or by ordering low-cooked cooked food. However, significant and dangerous food poisoning can occur in a variety of ways and for a variety of different foods. If you believe that you have suffered from food poisoning because of improper preparation, voluntary contamination (spitting on food, cooking with dirty hands, etc.) or pesticides used in products, call our lawyers at (510) 771-8999.
Meats such as chicken and ground beef have long been known as some of the most risky foods when it comes to causing food poisoning. While this is the case, it is likely that the disease is caused by the food prepared. Outbreaks of Salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria have been linked to various fruits and vegetables like spinach, to name just a few.
In addition to bacteria, pesticide residues are often found as the cause of food poisoning in or within products. Even pesticides that have been banned for many years because of their toxicity to humans are sometimes still found in small traces of fruits and vegetables because the chemicals have remained in the soil where the product was produced.
Despite increased government safety campaigns and regulations, some food poisoning rates have not improved (such as salmonella or listeria) and Campylobacter rates have increased by 15% between 2006 and 2013.
If you become ill and have symptoms of food poisoning, contact our office as soon as possible so we can begin the process of investigating possible causes. The earlier you contact us, the more likely we are to isolate potential contamination, and the better chance of getting awarded compensation for your illness. Use the contact form on the left or call (510) 771-8999 to speak with a food poisoning lawyer.