2013 Consumer Reports: Most Ground Turkey Contaminated
Posted on May 07, 2013
Many people may suffer food borne injuries or illnesses because of contaminated ground turkey. A 2013 study released by Consumer Reports shows innocent people are being exposed to bacteria and fecal contamination from consuming ground turkey. 69% of ground turkey harbors enterococcus---80% of the enterococcus bacteria showed resistance to multiple antibiotics. 60% of ground turkey harbors E. coli.---more than 50% showed resistance to antibiotics. Our Raleigh injury lawyers help victims of negligent manufacturing and careless food preparation.
Are you safe if you opt for organic turkey or turkeys raised without antibiotics? Not completely. As noted in the chart above, dangerous bacteria was found in all types of turkey, but it lesser amounts in no-antibiotics turkey.
If you suffer a food injury or illness due to the negligence of another party, you should not be responsible for the costs of medical treatment needed for your recovery, and you should be compensated for pain, suffering, and any long-term damage the contaminated food has caused. There have been gluten allergy injury cases and many food recalls that have exposed consumers to potentially fatal bacteria or faulty food packaging. If you need help filing a food allergy injury in North Carolina, our attorneys can help. Contact us for a free case evaluation.