When it comes to the number of people affected by food-borne illnesses here in the U.S., the figures are rather shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 48 million people a year will develop some sort of food poisoning with roughly 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 losing their lives.
Many California parents rely on our blog to keep them up to date on the most recent recalls that could potentially put their children in significant danger. For those parents who may buy the popular Nesquik powder mix, a new recall from the Food and Drug Administration has consumers checking their cupboards to see if they may have accidentally purchased a contaminated batch of the product in recent months.
Many California residents have had it. It usually starts with the food sweats and is followed by severe stomach pain. Food-poisoning cases generally fall under product liability laws. Any party in the product's chain of distribution, such as manufacturers, retailers and people in between, can potentially be held liable. Of course, it all depends on the source of contamination. Last week, two women filed a Salmonella lawsuit when they became extremely sick after eating sushi tuna rolls at a local restaurant.