People in the United States have likely been reading with horror about the budding scandal across Northern Europe regarding the discovery of horse meat in several different consumer products that were marketed as beef. The issue continues to grow in scope and affect different countries as well as different companies. Fortunately for American consumers, the situation has not affected any products in the United States. However, that does not mean that companies that do an enormous amount of business in the United States are immune from the situation and its potential effects. Recent news has revealed that an iconic chocolate maker has become involved in the European horse meat scandal.
Below you will find a brief overview of the sudden involvement of Nestle in the horse meat scandal that is currently taking Europe by storm. You will also find information regarding how people in the United States who have consumed contaminated food should react if they have been harmed in this manner by any company selling its products here. Anyone who has suffered as a result of tainted food should seek the help of California defective products lawyers as soon as possible.
Nestle and the European Horse Meat Scandal
It should be noted that Nestle is a Swiss company and that it is not being implicated in any way in terms of incorporating horse meat into any of its products. However, one of its suppliers that is based in Germany that provides beef has allegedly shipped meat that contained what were described as ‘traces’ of horse DNA. As a result of that finding, Nestle is suspending all of the deliveries of those products from that company.
This should serve as an example of just how wide-ranging these problems can become when food products are tainted. Countries that have already been affected by this scandal include Ireland, Germany, France, England, Sweden and Switzerland, and there’s no telling what other countries or what other products could be affected by this problem. That’s because beef and beef byproducts are ingredients in many different foods and as of now no one is sure how long horse meat has been included in these products.
Tainted Food and Legal Fallout
Unfortunately, when people in the United States consume tainted food and they become ill, it can be very difficult for those who have been harmed to trace that harm back to its root cause. Even if there is some sort of news story out there that helps them find the source of their illnesses, those consumers would then have to face the prospect of taking on a gigantic corporation and all of its resources.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of consuming tainted food, you need to seek the help of California defective products lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of consumers for many years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.