Food Poisoning in Numbers
If you’re trying to get a grasp of just how dangerous the foods we rely on may have become, look no further than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC reports show 48 million cases of food poisoning in the U.S. each year. Some of these food poisoning cases may be mild. However, according to the CDC, around 3,000 people in the U.S. die from food poisoning each year. The worst part of this is, that food poisoning is preventable.
Who Is Responsible for Keeping Food Safe?
While the CDC — as well as other agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and your local health department — all play important roles in monitoring food poisoning outbreaks and alerting the public when an unsafe food needs to be recalled, the sheer number of food products that are produced and sold today is staggering.
In fact, because of the number of recalls our nation faces today, individual consumers have enormous power through holding manufacturers accountable for dangerous foods. By filing a food poisoning lawsuit, you may be able to play an important part in keeping our nation’s food safe.