Dangerous Substances in Food Packaging

The extensive regulations enacted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are there to protect the public from hazardous materials in our food and in the packaging of our food products. When food manufacturers and packaging companies fail to follow the safety standards set in place by the government, the public is vulnerable to coming into contact with dangerous and toxic substances. Many of these substances are known to cause serious health effects upon exposure, not limited to cancer, hormonal disorders, and infertility.

Types of Toxic Food Packaging Materials

Toxic substances can be found in a variety of food products and packages when negligent manufacturers do not adhere to safety regulations. Some of the most notorious chemicals that can cause serious injury and illness when consumed include:

  • Bisphenol-A, or BPA (found in canned foods and water bottles)
  • Brominated Vegetable Oil (enhances colors in soda, sports drinks, etc.)
  • Sodium Benzoate Preservatives
  • Perfluorooctanoic Acid (found in the lining for microwave popcorn)
  • Azodicarbonamide (bleaching agent in packaged food)

The illnesses associated with these hazardous chemicals can leave extensive medical bills for you and your family to fund. The financial burden of this, lost wages during recovery, and other expenses should not be yours to carry. The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter believes you should be compensated by the manufacturers responsible for your injuries and may be able to represent you.

Contact a Dallas Product Liability Attorney

If you or someone you know was exposed to a toxic food product or package, please contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter to speak with one of our experienced product liability lawyers. We hold negligent manufacturers responsible for the dangerous products they release to the public. Call (214) 457-1668 today to speak with a member of our Dallas legal team to discuss your specific situation.

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