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Types of food poisoning

Posted on November 11, 2014 11:56 am under Food Defects

Food manufacturers bear the responsibility of processing and distributing their food products in a way that ensures only safe products will be available for the consumers. In some cases, however, food manufacturers fall short in making sure that the procedures that produce food products involve a high degree of care and quality. Unfortunately, this negligence may lead to food contamination which may ultimately result in serious, sometimes even life-threatening food-borne illnesses.

Food poisoning varies depending on the type of food contaminant:

  • Coli – Affects meat products contaminated with fecal matter during slaughter
  • Botulism – A rare but serious medical condition caused by Clostridium botulinum, a contaminant which oftentimes affects improperly canned commercial foods
  • Norovirus – Accounts for more than half of cases food-borne diseases, this type of contaminant is a result of unsanitary food handling

If a dangerous food product caused you harm, speak with a personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn the legal steps appropriate for your situation. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.