Food Products and Containers

Manufacturers are responsible for producing uncontaminated, properly packaged, and accurately labeled products, so as to ensure the safety of their consumers. When manufacturers fail to do this, they may be held liable for any injuries or losses incurred by consumers because of manufacturing negligence. When a product is contaminated, improperly packaged, or wrongly labeled, it can mislead consumers and lead to various adverse health effects.

Food manufactures may be held liable for a number of errors. Causes for a lawsuit include, but are not limited to:

  • Contaminated products–If a food product was not decontaminated prior to packaging and distribution, it may make consumers ill. Common examples of this scenario are Salmonella and E.coli, which frequently occur in the meat industry.
  • Improper packaging–If a product is not airtight or properly sealed, it may have a dramatically shorter shelf-life, causing consumers to purchase and ingest expired products.
  • Mislabeled ingredients–If a product does not include all of its ingredients on the packaging, consumers may ingest something that he or she is allergic to, which can cause them to suffer from anaphylaxis, a serious condition that may require emergency medical treatment
  • Incorrect expiration dates–When a product has the wrong expiration date, consumers may ingest spoiled or soured foods, which can lead to food poisoning or other illness.

If you have suffered because of any of the errors above, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses. With the help of an experienced product liability attorney, you may receive monetary compensation for the following losses:

  • All related medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death of a loved one