Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, occurs when a pathogen contaminates food and leads to illness.
Food poisoning can occur at any point in the food chain, which includes:
1) Production (Growing, harvesting, or raising of food)
2) Processing (Converting plants, meats, etc into foods we consume)
3) Distribution (Transporting food from processing to stores, markets, or restaurants)
4) Preparation (Cooking or preparing food for consumers)
If you have suffered food poisoning from grocery stores or other retailers, you should save your receipt and check the news for stories of foodborne illness in your area which may apply to you.
Proving a food poisoning claim requires evidence of the following:
1) Legal Duty
2) Breach of Duty
4) Legal Damages
Learn more about food poisoning facts in our infographics - Food Poisoning: A Common Problem in the United States---and contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law if you'd like to pursue a legal claim.