If you’ve been injured as a result of the negligence of the manufacturer or retailer of food products, you’ll want compensation for your suffering.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, up to thirteen million Canadians, more than forty per cent of the population, will suffer from food-borne illnesses this year, an epidemic that medical experts say costs up to $1.3 billion annually in lost productivity and medical expenses. In 2006, Canada imported over nineteen billion dollars worth of food from 195 countries, according to Statistics Canada. Canada imported about $756 million in food from China, $607 million from Brazil and $599 million from Mexico, $91 million from the Philippines, almost $66 million from Malaysia, $27 million from Iran and $24 million from Ghana. According to Statistics Canada, food imports to Canada increased over twenty-one per cent from 1996 to 2006.
The food you eat is covered by a wide variety of legislation designed to protect you as a consumer. These acts include the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Fish Inspection Act, the Food and Drugs Act, the Meat Inspection Act and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act. In order to protect all of your rights and to navigate through all the laws in place, you will need the services of experienced, dedicated lawyers. You need the team of lawyers at Chodola Reynolds Binder.
Call us today, or fill out the form on this page for a free, no-obligation review of your case. We’ll quickly let you know if you have a case and we can help you.