Food Poisoning - Food Safety
Food Safety
What you need to know about food poisoning, food safety and your legal rights
Why is food safety important?
When food growers, manufacturers, or consumers don’t pay adequate attention to the safety of the food supply the result can be foodborne illness resulting from the presence of foodborne pathogens. There are an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness every year in the United States. The majority of these cases resolve in a matter of days, though roughly 300,000 cases require hospitalization, and 5,000 people die.
If you or a family member has suffered from food poisoning,
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How can I ensure that my food is safe?
While it may be impossible to ensure that everything we eat is 100% safe, it is important to maintain safe food handling practices and remain informed about food safety issues in order to avoid foodborne illnesses.
Where can I find more information about food safety?
Visit the following pages on to learn how to safety handle food at home and to understand what food manufacturers are required to do to keep the food supply safe:
Food Safety Tips
Manufacturers Responsibility
Food Labeling
You can also visit a number of government websites to learn more about food safety, including:
If you or a family member has suffered from food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on free case evaluation. You may also contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.
The information for food safety contained on this page has been gathered from the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and other sources in the public domain.
In the News
December 11, 2006: Number of E. coli Cases Related to Taco Bell Still Growing
With approximately 63 cases of E. coli O157:H7 reported in six states since the outbreak linked to Taco Bell was first uncovered in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Central New Jersey attorney, Eric H. Weinberg noted the importance, for consumers, of keeping abreast of food poisoning news…
December 5, 2006: E. coli Cases in NJ at 25, While NY Is Also Hit
At least 25 cases of E. coli infection have been identified in NJ with links to several Taco Bell restaurants in the central portion of the state. In addition, over a dozen cases have been reported on Long Island in NY…
December 5, 2006: Over 80% of Chicken Tested by Consumer Reports Magazine Found to Contain Bacteria
After testing 525 fresh whole broilers, Consumer Reports found that only 17% were not contaminated with Salmonella or Campylobacter, bacteria that can cause food poisoning…