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Food Processing Company Ignored Signs Of Contamination

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2018 | Product Liability

We are not hearing that McCain Foods, which has been the subject of a major recent recall, has known about possibly contaminated foods for 2 and a half years. The problem was disclosed by the FDA when they said, “During an internal audit at the manufacturing location, it was discovered that finished product has been released on numerous occasions after receiving presumptive positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.”

The FDA goes on to say that the company did not conduct proper follow-up testing.

If McCain Foods was hoping that nothing would happen as a result of their negligence, they were wrong. Millions of pounds of food have been recalled.

At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we see this all too often. Companies know that their products could potentially be dangerous for consumers but choosing to do nothing about them are negligent and reckless. If you or a loved one have been hurt or become ill because of a faulty or contaminated product, you can count on us to help. When you need a California product liability lawyer, Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation will be by your side.

What Happens

Product liability cases arise in a few different ways. Let’s review them so you can get an understanding of what can happen.

  • The product has a design flaw that makes it dangerous to be used or consumed. Sometimes the problem is noticed immediately and is recalled before major damage can be done. Other times, design problems do not manifest themselves until well after they have been released.
  • Manufacturing errors can alter a product from its original design, rendering it unsafe for consumers. Most products go through many manufacturing stages, so an error at any stage can be a problem.
  • Labeling errors can affect many things. Companies should make sure all hazards and side effects associated with their products are labeled appropriately for the consumer to see. They should also list all allergens they use along with all other ingredients. For medications, dosages must be labeled correctly to prevent consumers from overdosing or not taking enough of a medication.

Take a look at the government website that tracks all current recalls in the country. You can see that all kinds of products are affected, from cosmetics, food, and medicines to automobiles, car seats, and furniture.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to a product you have used or consumed, seek legal assistance immediately. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, we are experienced in product liability cases and will have your back. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. This can include all incident-related expenses, lost income if you have to miss work, punitive damages, as well as pain and suffering damages. If a loved one has lost their life due to a product they used, we will help you plan the next steps.

When you need a California product liability attorney, you can reach out to us on our website by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.