Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

Healthy Switches to Make to Prevent Food Poisoning

Next time you host an event, whether you prepare the food yourself or have it catered, make food choices that will stand up to the environment in which you serve them. Buffet-style is generally the most practical choice for serving a large crowd of people at a social event, but it is not perfect. When food is served buffet-style in large dishes or on sternos, it can easily enter the danger zone of 40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature range where harmful bacteria can easily grow. ...
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Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

In most cases, food poisoning does not require medical attention. This kind of illness generally runs its course within a few days to a week. Although medical intervention is generally not necessary, there are ways a food poisoning victim can make him- or herself more comfortable during recovery and even lessen the impact of his or her symptoms....
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Although that Copper Mug is Pretty, It can Give You Food Poisoning

In recent years, the Moscow Mule, a simple cocktail made of vodka, lime, and ginger beer, has surged in popularity. Restaurants and bars across the nation have made it a menu staple, with many creating their own personalized twists on this recipe that made its initial debut in the 1940s. A key component of a classic Moscow Mule is its copper mug....
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Another Food Poisoning Case Shutters a Chipotle Restaurant

A Chipotle restaurant in Virginia had to shut its doors temporarily in July of 2017 due to customers’ reports of diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pains after eating there. For Chipotle, cases of alleged food poisoning reaching the news is nothing new. In 2015, the fast casual burrito vendor faced numerous food poisoning cases at locations across the nation, including E.Coli, Norovirus, and Salmonella. With each outbreak, Chipotle saw its stock prices fall....
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Georgia Judges Split on Case of Wedding Catering Food Poisoning

Generally, a party whose negligence is deemed to be the cause of one or more victims’ food poisoning is liable for those victims’ related financial damages. Victims can seek compensation for their damages through personal injury claims, but this is not always a simple, straightforward process. It can be difficult to pinpoint a case of food poisoning to a specific food item or prove that the victim’s illness could have been prevented through better care on the part of the food vendor....
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Vegan Food Poisoning Dangers

If you think you are safe from food poisoning because you maintain a vegan diet, think again. Although animal products like meat and dairy can harbor harmful bacteria, so can produce and grains. Take the time to learn about which specific vegan and vegetarian foods can potentially put you at risk for suffering from food poisoning and how you can reduce these risks through proper food handling and storage....
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Food Poisoning Facts: True or False?

If you think you know a lot about food poisoning, test your knowledge by trying to guess whether the following statements are true or false. If you get them all right, you are well-versed in food poisoning. If not, take some time to learn more about different types of food poisoning, how they are transmitted, their symptoms, and how to treat them. In fact, do this anyway – it never hurts to refresh your knowledge or learn something new. Fruits with Rinds are Safe from Harmful Bacteria...
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Trader Joe’s Recalls Granola Products Amid Concerns of Listeria Contamination

In June of 2017, Trader Joe’s recalled a few of the granola products it carries, including one of its store brand products, due to concerns that they could potentially be contaminated with listeria. No cases of food poisoning involving these products have been reported yet, but Trader Joe’s has proactively opted to recall the products and offer full refunds to any individuals who return them to a Trader Joe’s store. Which Products were Recalled? The recalled products were:...
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL