Sept. 10, 2012
Government officials have declared food products unfit for consumption throughout United States history for a variety of reasons, including contamination and deceptive advertising practices.
Last summer, an outbreak of Listeria bacterium at a farm in Holly, Colorado, was responsible for contaminating thousands of cantaloupes shipped from the facility to 28 states across the nation. The outbreak resulted in more than 145 cases of food poisoning and 30 deaths. The outbreak prompted numerous lawsuits against the farm and its distributors.
More recently, a Boulder dairy farm settled a Colorado defective product lawsuit filed in 2007, claiming the farm misled consumers into paying organic milk prices for non-organic milk due to its advertising practices on cartons of the product. The suit alleges the dairy farm claimed to be selling an organic product despite its animals being raised in non-organic conditions. According to an article published by The Daily Camera, the dairy agreed to pay $7.5 million to the pair of claimants to settle the matter on Friday.
Food defects can seriously affect a person’s health. That is why the Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with the McDivitt Law Firm would encourage a person who has suffered due to eating a product not fit for consumption to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately.