$5 Million Defective Product Lawsuit Filed Against Frozen Pizza Maker
February 4th, 2013| Defective Product known as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO). PHVO is known to contain carcinogenic trans fats, which have been banned from restaurants in California but not in foods sold at supermarkets. Ingesting trans fat by consuming the pizzas has also been linked to the development of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and diabetes. The lawsuit, which has not been put onto the court’s docket of cases yet, is seeking a total of $5 million in damages. The lawsuit could also potentially force food manufacturers to abide with a ban on use of the ingredient. The California Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers recognize just how hazardous long-term exposure to a chemical like trans fats can be and are hopeful a decision in the case will prompt changes to food manufacturing policies that will better protect the public from the harm trans fats can pose.