Chi-Chi's Food Poisoning Death
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 38-year-old man ordered fajitas October of 2003 never expecting they
would be served with hepatitis A only to die a month later. 575 of Chi-Chi’s
patrons and employees became sick, and three died, and they believe Hepatitis
A was to blame. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate
that Americans get food poisoning every day, not just a few but an astonishing
200,000 people. A microbiologist at New York University medical center
attributes food poisoning to affecting 800,000 people each day; that equates
to everyone in America to suffer a sickness directly related to a foodborne
virus, bacteria, or toxin each year.
However, many won’t recognize their symptoms as
food poisoning. Because the milder symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, and cramping many think
that it is just a stomach bug. One of the safest and common things a consumer
can do is to identify and sanitize the dirtiest foods we eat. Because
after all, we have to eat.
Following these precautions can diminish the risk of food poising. Chicken,
buy “free range,” place it directly into the dish you will
be cooking in to avoid spreading contamination and use a cooking thermometer
to verify internal temperature. Ground Beef, choose packages that are
labeled “treated by irradiation,” add oregano, and flatten
out your burgers. Ground turkey, buy organic and wash dishes that came
into contact with the raw poultry on the hottest setting in the dishwasher.
When buying any of these meats at the store be sure to place the package
into a plastic bag by itself and keep separate from other groceries to
reduce the risk of the raw meat juices getting on the other foods.
Have you been injured by an unsafe condition while on someone else’s
property? If so, it is recommended that you retain one of our experienced
St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys to represent you. Meyerkord &
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premises liability claims such as slip & fall, food poisoning, assaults,
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