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Unsafe Foods

Are the Prepared Foods You and Your Children Eat Safe?

When you shop at your supermarket or corner grocery, there is one thing that you take for granted: that at the very least the foods you buy and eat and serve your family don't contain harmful substances.

More and more, however, the evening news is full of food recalls, most recently the one involving hamburger meat contaminated with harmful bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning.

There are other examples, as well. Last year, Gerber Products Company, the popular and trusted baby food company, came under FDA scrutiny for its Gerber 1st Foods Carrots, Gerber 2nd Foods Carrots, and 3rd Foods Table Teaching Carrots, due to FDA allegations that these products contained high levels of arsenic, a dangerous poison. Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year charged that Gerber Products Co. made false and misleading claims concerning the extent to which doctors recommend Gerber Baby Food.

Also last yuear a brand of vanilla ice cream manufactured by Darigold, Inc. was alleged by the FDA to contain ammonia.

Consumers are entitled to safe foods. Consumers are also entitled to be told by manufacturers exactly what such foods contain.

If you suspect that you have purchased food that is contaminated, that contains substances not listed on the ingredients, that may be harmful, or that doesn't do what it claims it can do, we would be pleased to hear from you. The Law Offices of Silverman & Fodera helps people who have purchased products that are potentially dangerous or defective. We also help people who have purchased products that have been found to have lies or misrepresentations on their labels or advertising. We also help people who have been the victims of consumer fraud and misleading claims about products and services. If you wish to initiate a legal investigation into the possibility of

  • getting a full refund
  • having your medical bills paid to make sure a product found to be medically dangerous has not injured you and others
  • getting the manufacturer to change its practices, to change its misleading advertising or labelling, or to take a product off the market
  • forcing a company to make a product or service safer
  • getting a company to give back profits it has realized due to misleading claims
  • bringing a claim for consequences caused by these products

This informational piece was prepared by Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link on this web site.