In August, 2016 the CDC estimated that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases annually in the United States.
The FDA has warned that “Oysters can cause food-related illness if eaten raw, particularly in people with compromised immune systems. Food contaminated with noroviruses may look, smell, and taste normal.” The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information that they are working with federal, state, and local officials to investigate a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia in May, 2018. The FDA has established that possibly contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, BC, were sold to resellers in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington and possibly other states.Read More
With large meals centered on whole cuts of meat so popular for Christmas holiday meals, the cook should be aware of the dangers of e-coli and food poisoning from under-cooked or mishandled meat. Following safe cooking temperatures and meat handling tips are the best ways to prevent a food poisoning incident in your home.Read More
Every year, millions of Americans are affected by food poisoning. Of these cases, 39 million are diagnosed by a doctor, between 100,000 and 300,000 people are hospitalized for food poisoning and three to five thousand people die. Meat and poultry are the most common culprits, followed by dairy products and eggs, then seafood. Food storage and preparation are key factors in reducing your risk of food poisoning. We should also be extra careful in leaving foods out in warm weather as they can gather dangerous bacteria more quickly.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a serious food poisoning case, you may want to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer.