Errors in Food Labeling
With the large variety of diets and dietary needs that people have in today’s world, food labels have become essential to knowing what you are putting in your body. Unfortunately, when there are errors in food labeling, a person might eat something that is not only out of the scope of their diet, but also physically dangerous. As such, it is the responsibility of food manufacturers and labelers to place labels on food that accurately reflect their ingredients and all necessary information. Otherwise, these parties may be held responsible when innocent consumers suffer harm due to a food labeling error.
Common Errors Made in Food Labeling
Even a small mistake in labeling can mean that a person consumes a product that could be extremely dangerous to them. Many times, these food labeling errors are the result of a food manufacturer’s negligence, such as:
- Putting the wrong label on a container
- Misprints, such as false ingredients
- Not labeling nutrition information correctly
- Not labeling potential allergens
- Not putting a correct “use by” date on food products
All of these errors could cause a person to consume a product that could be potentially dangerous, causing physical illness, emotional issues, and financial problems.
Learn More about Food Labeling Dangers from a Nashville Attorney
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a food labeling error, then you may be able to pursue justice and compensation from the responsible food manufacturer through a product liability case. Discuss your legal options today by calling the attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765.