Wisconsin Contaminated Food Attorney
Food contamination occurs when food products come into contact with toxic substances that make them unfit for consumption, such as bacteria, parasites, or chemical agents. Food contamination can cause serious ailments and diseases amongst consumers; in fact, it is estimated that nearly 325,000 hospitalizations happen each year due to food contamination. Thus, it is important for individuals and companies in the food industry to take the necessary precautions to protect consumers from diseases that can be spread through food contaminants.
If you’ve suffered because of contaminated food, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Wisconsin contaminated food lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. have experience in helping individuals obtain the compensation they need due to an illness incurred from negligent food handling. To speak with an attorney about your claim, contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.
Sources of Food Contamination
Food can become contaminated at virtually every stage of food production. Some of the ways food can become contaminated on the way to your plate include:
- Cross-contamination with fecal matter and bacteria when meat is prepared
- Contamination of fruits and vegetables by using unclean water to wash the produce
- Poor hygiene of food handlers, such as not washing hands before touching food
- Unsafe food preparation, for example using the same kitchen tools for raw meat and vegetables, causing cross-contamination
Food producers, manufacturers, and handlers are aware that negligence towards food safety during production and distribution of food can cause serious illnesses, so attentiveness to proper food handling should be priority for anyone who is involved in the food industry.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to food contamination, the Wisconsin contaminated food attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you secure compensation from those responsible. To speak with a knowledgeable food contamination attorney, contact us today at 800-242-2874.