We do not take enough time to thank the various workers in the food industry. The rigorous health inspections that restaurants and food manufacturers undergo are essentially all that stands between customers and a host of illnesses. From time to time, a major food distributor will issue a recall of their contaminated products. Still, if the workforce within any restaurant or food distributor were truly negligent, these occurrences would be significantly more prevalent. However, every time a recall or contamination occurs, it’s almost enough to completely put you off the idea of eating out.
A woman from Billerica, Massachusetts suffered a horrific tragedy while on vacation in Florida. During her trip, the woman, who claims she was 11 weeks pregnant at the time, ate contaminated ice cream from Big Olaf ice cream. The ice cream was later found to be linked to a listeria outbreak that ultimately caused the woman’s miscarriage.
A Billerica mother is suing an ice cream company after it said a listeria outbreak linked to its products caused her miscarriage. The woman said she was 11 weeks pregnant when she ate Big Olaf ice cream in Florida. She got sick two weeks later and found out about her miscarriage. Health Department officials have since linked the ice cream to an outbreak of listeria. The woman is asking for more than $30,000 in damages.