Danger May be Lurking in Your Family’s Kitchen
An Oklahoma food manufacturer has recently recalled a popular item — Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the country fried steaks made by AdvancePierre Foods may be dangerous. In December, they released a 15,000-pound batch containing hard pieces of shattered plastic for sale at Wal-Mart stores across the country. The USDA issued a Class I recall, which means the product may cause serious health consequences, or even death. If you have Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks in your freezer, the following information indicates a product subject to the recall:
- “EST. 2260Y” in the USDA mark of inspection
- “BEST BY” date of March 21, 2014
- Case code of 1523560202
When you put an item in your grocery cart, there is the expectation of safety. The food industry has an obligation to provide products fit for human consumption. However, dangerous or defective goods often find their way into the marketplace due to negligence or recklessness.
Products liability law aims to protect consumers from food products with foreign objects or other forms of contamination. It allows the consumer to hold the food industry responsibility for dangers that they knew of, or should have known about. If a consumer is the victim of a dangerous or defective product, he or she may be able to recover damages from the following food industry parties:
A products liability attorney can help review the facts of your situation and determine whether there is a viable case. At The Barkett Law Firm, our legal team has extensive experience litigating complicated products liability cases. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.