FOODsniffer False Advertising – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class action against the makers of the household gadget FOODsniffer. FOODsniffer advertisements claim that the product is a breakthrough in modern food safety because the device is supposedly capable of “sniffing” meat, fish, or poultry and, using an electronic sensing device, indicating whether the food has spoiled or is safe to for consumption.
However, recent reports indicate that the FOODsniffer is not accurate or actually capable of determining whether food has spoiled or is unsafe for consumption. Simple testing of the FOODsniffer revealed that FOODsniffer indicated meat sitting out for five hours as safe for consumption. Per the USDA, raw meat should never sit out for more than two hours because bacteria can grow and cause sickness in individuals consuming the spoiled meat.
Advertisements suggesting that FOODsniffer is capable of detecting whether food is safe to eat may be inaccurate and violate state and federal consumer protection laws. If you have purchased FOODsniffer, please contact the lawyers listed below.