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Food-borne Illnesses Continue to Cause Injuries

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an alert for the potential for personal injuries caused by certain foods – guacamole and salsa. Of course, both of these dishes are common in our restaurants in Jacksonville.

Guacamole and salsa have been shown to be linked to salmonella and E. Coli. The biggest problem with these food products come from freshly made dishes instead of processed items. Freshly made products usually do not contain preservatives and stringent production safeguards when being made.

Salmonella and E. Coli are two of the most common food-borne illnesses in the United States. In the last few years we have seen alerts from certain fresh vegetables including spinach and tomatoes. Such illnesses, which can cause personal injuries and wrongful death, can lead to a product liability or negligence case against the manufacturer of the product, the distributor of the product and the restaurant or grocery store selling the product.

Because it is often difficult for the consumer to prove how toxic bacteria or other substances got into food products, Florida law allows for the consumer to bring a “strict liability” defective product case, where all companies involved in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of the product may be liable if the the product was defective an unreasonably dangerous.

If you have any questions about a product liabilty case resulting from food or any other product, our Jacksonville defective products liability lawyers are always willing to provide a free no-obligations consultation. You can contact us a www.lawyers-jacksonville.com.