Our Palm Beach food poisoning lawyer closely follows all reported instances of possible food contamination in our area. Dangerous bacteria often use food as a breeding ground. When that food is not properly prepared by manufacturers, restaurant owners, and other businesses that handle the product, then consumers are at risk of suffering serious illness. Improperly prepared food can cause a wide range of problems, from nausea and vomiting to paralysis and death. Millions of people are affected by food-borne bacteria each year.
The Sun Sentinel recently reported on the latest Florida food poisoning scare involving contaminated ground turkey. The problem has affected residents throughout the country over the past few months. Officials from the United States Department of Agriculture are still working to understand the outbreak and determine the best way to keep consumers safe. Investigators currently believe the problem can be traced to a manufacturer from Kansas known as Cargill Meat. The company apparently sold 36 million pounds of turkey to Walmart and Aldi supermarkets that may have become contaminated with a fatal strain of salmonella. Tests at the manufacturing site indicated the presence of a strain of the bacteria known as salmonella Heidelburg–known to be resistant to antibiotics. The contaminated turkey was produced over a five and a half month period in the first half of 2011. Continue reading “Florida Food Poisoning Scare Causes Stores to Pull Turkey From Shelves”