Personal injury can occur when products, including edible products, are unsafe. This can include food items which contain unnatural dangerous items, such as broken glass, or when improper preparation of foods allow bacteria or viruses to grow, making someone sick when consumed.
September has been declared Food Safety Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although there are many strict laws regarding the production and preparation of food, foodborne illnesses may still occur when bacteria and other pathogens contaminate food. Therefore, it is extremely important to take proper precautions when handling food items.