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Food products recalled for potential personal injuries

Grocery stores offer an incredible variety of pre-made products that offer tasty and convenient options to New Jersey shoppers. Major food companies have capitalized on producing easy to prepare meals, and some of the most popular prepared options that can be found in local stores are frozen pizzas that consumers can purchase with almost any imaginable combination of toppings.

One topping that most consumers would likely avoid is plastic, but that is just what some people found on their meals before Nestlé USA recalled four different varieties of their pre-made pizzas. With the potential to be ingested and to cause serious personal injuries to consumers, the company recalled two varieties of pizza from its California Pizza Kitchen line and two different varieties from its DiGiorno Pizza line. The company is offering consumers coupons for replacing the defective food products.

While Nestlé USA believes that the impacted products all received their spinach toppings from a particular supplier that utilizes plastic packaging, the unsafe conditions created by the plastic on consumable goods highlight how a seemingly safe product can pose serious threats to consumers’ health. Dangerous products such as the recalled pizzas hurt people across the state every day, and the costs of recovering from such injuries can be financially expensive and emotionally draining.

In considering what party is at fault for a dangerous product injury, injured individuals may consider the liability of the stores that sold them the defective products, the manufacturers of the defective products and other parties that are involved in the distribution of the defective products. Legal professionals can assist injured parties in crafting effective legal strategies and help them pursue compensation for the recovery of their losses.

Source: Examiner, “Recall of DiGiorno and other popular frozen pizza because of plastic fragments,” Howard Portnoy, May 6, 2013

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