When California-based bottling company Niagara Bottling Company received word from the Department of Environment Control and the Department of Agriculture that some of its water tested positive for e-coli contamination, the company recalled 14 types of bottled water. The types of water of on the list include generic brands from stores like Acme, 7-11, Pricerite and Shoprite. To date, there have been no reports of sickness.
Stories like this are a reminder that the very things people take for granted, like good old H20, can wind up making them sick or worse. It’s unfortunate to think about, but every time we buy a piece of fruit or meat from the grocery store or go into a restaurant, we run the risk of getting sick. The CDC estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Estimating illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths for various types of diseases is a common and important public health practice.
If you or a loved one has gotten seriously ill after eating or drinking food or a beverage that never should have left the shelf, talk to an experienced product liability attorney immediately. Food poisoning can be far worse than a few hours of diarrhea or vomiting. It can cause severe dehydration and permanent intestinal disorder for you which you may require ongoing medical care. According to the CDC, more than 200 diseases are transmitted through food.
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