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What proof is needed to win a food contamination injury case?

Virginia law recognizes a special "food warranty" that is an obligation on any seller or distributor of foods or consumable or edible products. Food is considered a product and therefore food that is contaminated is considered to be a defective product. Under Virginia’s product liability laws, only strict liability is needed, meaning the victim does not have to prove the negligence on the part of the defendant, only that they put a defective product that was dangerous on the market and that product caused the victim’s injuries.

Richard N. Shapiro
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