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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A total of 149 children reportedly got food poisoning after eating food from a South Florida caterer, according to a report from the Florida Department of Health. According to the report, 117 of 403 children in eight daycares in Miami‐Dade and 32 of 53 children in two daycares in Broward met the outbreak case definition, along with teachers who also got sick.

The meals were made at Healthy Children Catering in Hialeah. Under Florida’s personal injury law for food poisoning, the company who provided the food may be legally responsible to compensate all of the injured victims for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses and any money the parent or guardian may have incurred, including lost wages. Our Florida food poisoning injury attorneys have handle many personal injury claims in Florida on behalf of those who had food poisoning.

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