Have you ever ordered a takeaway from an Indian, Chinese, pizza or chicken outlet, or indeed any takeaway that provides food cooked to order? If you have you’ll know the convenience of being able to do so. It can make all the difference when you’re in a hurry, tired or you just fancy letting someone else cook for a change. Whatever the case may be you would never expect the outcome to be a poorly tummy. Food poisoning can be very serious indeed, although in most cases it is simply very unpleasant to suffer through at the time. Thankfully there aren’t many customers who actually end up getting food poisoning from a takeaway. Very few cases of this nature come to light each year, which is partly down to the diligence of environmental health officers and their regular inspections of takeaways.
The rules and regulations laid down by the food safety laws are there to protect the consumer. Thankfully the majority of takeaway owners follow them to the letter. There are only a few cases where the rules are flouted, and very few cases where a premises has to be shut down.
What kinds of illness might come from eating food from a dirty takeaway?
Food poisoning is talked about in general terms, but in reality there are a number of bugs and bacteria that can cause the symptoms we would commonly associate with food poisoning. In most cases the illness is self-limiting and the worst is over within a day or two. However there are situations in which people are affected for far longer. In serious cases they may never fully recover, instead suffering intermittent stomach and bowel problems for some time to come.
Do you deserve compensation from a dirty takeaway?
If you have eaten food from a takeaway that was found to be dirty and you suffered from food poisoning as a consequence of this, do call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is free to call and you can get through to us on 0800 689 0500 at any time of the day or night. This is the best way to get in touch, but you might also like to try the 30-second online test to see if your situation warrants a no win, no fee* claim to be made. With a good case our professional injury compensation lawyers will go to bat for you.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen