Health and safety concerns can arise in relation to a wide range of products. This includes food products. For example, concerns can come up that a food product has been dangerously contaminated.
Recently, contamination concerns have arisen regarding certain types of cheeses. The cheeses in question are certain soft cheeses that came from a creamery here in New York. Government findings have suggested that the cheeses are likely connected to a listeriosis outbreak that has flared up in New York and three other states (Vermont, Connecticut and Florida).
There have been six hospitalizations and two deaths that have been reported in connection to the outbreak.
Government investigations of the outbreak and the creamery in question are ongoing. Recalls have been issued in connection to several of the creamery’s cheeses. Also, a wrongful death lawsuit has brought here in New York against the creamery. One wonders what sorts of findings and results will come out of these various actions.
As this matter illustrates, food contamination is an incredibly serious matter with the potential to have major ramifications on consumers. When a person suspects that they or a loved one was harmed by a contaminated food product, a lot of different factors can influence what legal options they have available. Skilled product liability attorneys understand how scary and confusing of a situation being exposed to contaminated food or a dangerous product can be and can give legal guidance to individuals here in New York who have been put in such a situation.
Source: PIX11, “Recall expands as deaths, illnesses are linked to cheese; NY company investigated,” March 14, 2017