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Meat Recalls Up 83% Since 2013

Over the past several years, recalls of dangerous tainted meats have gone up by more than 80%.

About the Increase in Meat Recalls

According to CBS News, the number of recalls pertaining to meat and poultry have increased by 83 percent over the past six years.

Researchers tracking the trend found that that contamination of the hazardous meats often started at the source, the farms.

“Something is rotten in our slaughterhouses and our fields, and so common sense protections from farm to fork can help prevent that,” says a researcher from U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

Processed meats were considered to be at the greatest risk of contamination.

Tainted meats can cause severe health risks, which may very well change your life. Every year, contaminated foods result in tens of thousands of illnesses and at least 3,000 deaths, 450 of which are attributed to salmonella alone.

Fortunately, there has been great improvements in detecting tainted meats, resulting in increased recalls.

Tips to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

  • Tainted meat may have no visible signs, so check when it was packaged and use common sense.
  • If it has an odd smell, do not take the chance.
  • If meat has been out for more than 30 minutes to an hour, do not consume it. Meat attracts bacteria very quickly.
  • E-Coli and Salmonella are just some of the harmful bacteria found in contaminated meat.
  • Buy meats from farms and producers that are reputable. Check the news for reports of any recent outbreaks.

Contact an Experienced Product Recall Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or illness due to a defective or dangerous product, contact Thomas J. Henry. Over two decades of experience handling a multitude of defective product cases and extensive legal and financial resources allow us to provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a proven track record of achieving real results for clients devastated by recalled products.

Let us help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Contact us today for a free case review.

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