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Food Contamination from Birds

If you have gotten sick after eating food, it is often extremely difficult to identify the source of the food contamination. Food contamination can happen at various points in the food preparation process. In the case of poultry, the risk of contamination is even higher. Chickens, ducks, and turkeys are some of the most widely consumed food products in the world. As such, the sheer number of birds going through processing in any given market or processing plant provides many opportunities for something to go wrong.

If you feel that you have fallen ill due to the negligent practices of food preparation workers, you may be entitled to payment for your medical expenses. Call a Waukesha personal injury attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, at (800) 242-2874 for more information.

How Do Bird Diseases Spread?

In some parts of the world, there is an emphasis on live food products. In many locations, including cities in the US, you can go to a market and select a live chicken to have killed and take home to cook. While the meat may taste better because the animal is fresher, a number of health and sanitation problems arise. With live poultry running around a market, it is easier for disease to spread because live animals produce:

  • Waste
  • Offspring
  • Byproducts when they are slaughtered

If strict sanitation guidelines are not followed, it is easy for birds to contract diseases and spread them to the other nearby animals and humans.

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If you or someone you love has fallen ill from contaminated food and feels this was due to the negligence of others, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, at (800) 242-2874 today.