Food Borne Illness and Contamination

Last updated on: September 9, 2013

In the food industry, food borne illness and contamination is one of the greatest risks. In order to be successful after you have suffered from food borne illness and contamination, you must prove three things. The first is, “Fault.” That means that a seller or processor improperly stored, packaged, handled, or prepared the suspect food. The second requirement to show is something called, “Causation.” This demonstrates that what the sellers or processors did actually caused the contamination. This includes improper storage or packaging, handling, or preparation. Not only must those be demonstrated, but also a third requirement called, “Damage”. “Damage” calls for proof that the contamination is what actually caused your injury and the harms and losses you have sustained.