Food Poisoning Accidents
Dining out at a restaurant is a common and enjoyable activity. We consider which restaurants have the most appealing food on their menus, or the best happy hour deals, but rarely do we consider the restaurant’s efforts to ensure the safety and quality of the food it serves. Food poisoning from the consumption of contaminated or improperly prepared food is a serious health concern that can lead to illness, hospitalization, and even death. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 48 million people suffer from a foodborne illness every year. Fortunately, most of these cases involve feeling miserable for at most a few days and have no lasting impact. However, around 128,000 people are hospitalized and about 3,000 people die from foodborne illnesses each year.