The United States is widely believed to have one of the safest food supplies in the world. This is due in large part to the constant diligence of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a continued effort to maintain the safety of food in Kentucky and around the country the FDA and CDC made a joint announcement recently regarding a potentially dangerous product.
People go to the grocery store and like to believe that the food being purchased is safe to eat. Past outbreaks of E. coli have caused people to realize that this may not always be true. A recent outbreak in Kentucky has caused people to get sick, and the defective product responsible for the outbreak has not yet been identified.
The food supply in the United States is typically safe and the Food and Drug Administration normally does a good job of alerting the public to potential problems. The most recent alert is widespread and of a different nature than other warnings in Kentucky and elsewhere have been. Salmonella is a bacteria that one typically associates with raw meat, particularly poultry. Precautions are urged that suggest keeping surfaces and hands clean when handling uncooked foods. This latest scare leaves Pillsbury subject to a possible manufacturer's liability claim.
College basketball is a big deal in Kentucky and around the country. As March Madness approaches, a recent incident on the court could turn into a case of manufacturer's liability. A prominent college player suffered an injury when he experienced an equipment malfunction.
Once in a great while a product is deemed so dangerous that it achieves almost legendary status. Examples are the Ford Pinto that frequently burst into flame when hit from behind and the Chevrolet Corvair that gave rise to the term 'unsafe at any speed.' The Goodyear G159 tire may be another such defective product. In a recent court case the tire company was ordered to pay $2.7 million in sanctions for willfully failing to disclose damaging evidence to plaintiff's counsel and thus directly sabotaging plaintiff's right to a fair trial. The case could have implications for people in Kentucky and in other parts of the country.
The people of Kentucky like to believe that when they go to the grocery store to purchase food that the food supply is safe. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exists in part to help ensure the safety of foods in grocery stores. Even with these safeguards in place, problems can still arise that can result in a defective product being purchased.
Modern motor vehicles contain many safety devices. Drivers and passengers count on these products functioning properly. Unfortunately, defects can sometimes arise in connection to auto safety devices. When such products are defective, they might not be able to protect an occupant the way they are supposed to. However, this is not the only type of harm that can be caused by auto safety device defects. Sometimes, such a defect creates whole new safety risks.