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Foreign Objects in Food Pose Danger to ConsumersMost sources of food poisoning come from natural contaminants such as bacteria that infect the food during processing or as a result of improper refrigeration. Consumers can also be injured or become sick from foreign objects that they find in their food. For instance, an Illinois sausage company recently recalled more than 1,000 pounds of pork sausages under the label “Berkshire Natural Casing Sausage” because at least one package contained pieces of plastic in the meat. If you ingest a foreign object that was mixed in your food, you should treat the situation as if it is a food poisoning case, including seeking compensation.

Possible Contaminants

The foreign objects that you may find in food are often associated with the people handling the food, the tools they use during preparation, and the condition of the preparation site. Objects may include:

  • Packaging materials
  • Staples or nails
  • Bits of glass or metal
  • Hair or feces
  • Insects and rodents

There have been horror stories about outrageous items found in food packages, such as human fingers and syringe needles. Finding a foreign object in your food is an obvious example of negligence by the party that prepared the food.


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Stay Safe on Your Next Segway Ride

Segways have been a common sight in malls and among city touring groups since their debut in 2001. Although the Segway's creator hoped to fundamentally change the way we travel, potentially replacing the motor vehicle and altering pedestrian traffic, it never reached this level of influence. It was, however, adopted by many companies and organizations for use by security guards, police officers, and tour group leaders and participants.

Segways, like any other type of vehicle, can be dangerous. A Segway's top speed is 12 miles per hour, and when ridden on a sidewalk among bicyclists and pedestrians, a fast, bulky Segway can cause a collision that results in injury. They are also at risk of mechanical failures just like any other mechanical or electronic product. When an individual is injured in a Segway accident that could have been prevented through better care on another party's part, he or she can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her related damages. The type of personal injury claim the individual files depends on the nature of the incident. It could be a premises liability claim, a product liability claim, or a simple claim based on negligence.

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