Chicago Toxic Food Product and Container Attorneys
When consumers eat food products, they place a great deal of trust in the companies that made them, but even a small amount of a toxic substance can lead to serious illness or even death. For this reason, food companies must take the utmost care to make sure that their products and the containers they come in are free of dangerous contaminants. Unfortunately, all too often, they fail to take this care, exposing consumers to deadly toxins. Usually, by the time the FDA issues a recall for these toxic products, many have already taken ill or died from eating them.
Food companies that allow toxic products and containers to reach the grocery store shelves endanger consumers and betray their trust. Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC believes companies should pay for the harm this negligence causes to people simply trying to eat. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a toxic food product or container, we will fight the company responsible and increase your chances of holding them financially accountable.
How Food Products Become Contaminated
From farms to factories to shelves, food products pass through a number of stages and locations before ever reaching your table. There are numerous opportunities for food to become contaminated, so it is imperative that every party involved observe strict food safety standards. Unfortunately, companies sometimes fail to do so. Here are some of the ways food companies can allow toxic substances to pass through at each stage of the process:
- The ingredients: Sometimes the raw ingredients may have come from diseased animals or pesticide-ridden plants.
- The production process: food is handled by several people and machines, putting it at risk for contamination each time.
- Storage and transportation: companies must maintain the right conditions and standards for both storage and transportation
It may be difficult to pinpoint the exact moment at which the food product you consumed was exposed to toxic substances, but in any case, if it happened before you bought it, the company that produced it may be liable for the illness it caused you.
Recovering from eating a toxic food product can be difficult. In addition to suffering from an illness and paying medical bills, you may feel unsafe eating the food you love. Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a toxic food product or container, call the Chicago toxic food product and container attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at 312-346-8620.