Study Shows Breast Milk Purchased Online May Be Contaminated

by | October 21st, 2013

October 21, 2013

The companies who manufacture and distribute the foods we consume each day have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the products they release to market. Any failure to do so could result in numerous individuals becoming seriously ill and, in the past, has led to legal action.

The Ohio Product Liability Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain the same standards apply to online vendors who sell breast milk for infants; however, a recent study shows these products may be contaminated and could be putting many children’s safety at risk.

An article from WFMJ News told how researchers purchased and examined a total of 101 breast milk samples via the Internet. The team concluded roughly three-quarters of the samples were contaminated with dangerously high levels of the bacteria, Salmonella. Experts say the organism can cause those who are infected to suffer severe cramping, diarrhea, and vomiting. These symptoms can lead to dehydration and eventually, death.

Infants lack a strong immune system and are especially susceptible to these dangers.

That is why the U.S Food and Drug Administration has gone on the record as advising against purchasing breast milk for infants via the Internet.

The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how risky contaminated food products can be and urges anyone who has been harmed by such a product to discuss their legal rights with an attorney.