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Food Safety & Health
As evidenced by the increasing number of food recalls and warnings, food safety is a growing concern for all of us. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year 48 million Americans become sickened or die from food-borne diseases.
Bad food can be the result of an act of nature. But when it's not -- when human error, recklessness and illegality on the part of giant food corporations are at the root of the problem -- consumers are entitled to redress the injustice that cost them their health, their peace of mind and sometimes their lives.
What Public Justice Is Doing
Public Justice created the Food Safety & Health Project to hold corporations accountable for the manufacture, distribution and marketing of food and other products that endanger consumers' safety, health and nutrition.
The Food Safety & Health Project spans a number of Public Justice's practice areas -- from workers' rights, consumers' rights and access to justice to environmental protection.
Recent developments in the Project include the filing of lawsuits against four industrial dairies in Oregon and petitioning two Texas state agencies to enforce health and safety laws governing egg-producing facilities.