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Vegan Food Poisoning Dangers

If you think you are safe from food poisoning because you maintain a vegan diet, think again. Although animal products like meat and dairy can harbor harmful bacteria, so can produce and grains. Take the time to learn about which specific vegan and vegetarian foods can potentially put you at risk for suffering from food poisoning and how you can reduce these risks through proper food handling and storage. Even with taking these steps, remember that you can never completely eliminate your risk of becoming ill from contaminated food. If you do experience food poisoning because of another party's negligence, you can potentially recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.

Canned Products can Contain Botulism

If you buy and consume canned products, beware of botulism. Botulism is a rare form of food poisoning that can be deadly. Do not consume food from cans that:

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Recalled Due to Undeclared Dairy

Boulder Brands, Inc. has issued a recall of all boxes of its Earth Balance brand vegan macaroni and cheese because the product could potentially contain undeclared dairy. The product is available in two varieties: Vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Vegan Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Both varieties have been recalled. The recall includes all boxes set to expire in 2017.

Consumer have many different reasons for choosing vegan food. Some opt to live a vegan lifestyle due to their personal ethics, feeling that it is unethical to consume animal products. Others choose vegan food because of a dairy allergy – seeing the word “vegan” on a package should, ideally, be an easy shorthand for an individual seeking food products that do not contain any dairy or other animal derivatives. Others, still, choose vegan as a way of reducing their impact on the environment. To help consumers make informed choices and avoid products that could potentially cause them to become ill, food manufacturers are required to label their products' ingredients and whether they contain any known allergens. An allergic reaction can be similar to an illness resulting from food poisoning.

Dairy as an Allergen

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