How safe are the majority of takeaways to eat from, would you think? The good news is that the vast majority of them operate under excellent conditions. They are very well-managed and the owners make sure all the relevant health and safety laws, not to mention food safety laws, are followed to the letter. Takeaways are rated according to how clean and professional they are in terms of health and safety, and the higher the rating is the better it will be. This is why most takeaway owners are proud to display an excellent rating.
However there are occasionally people who let down the industry and themselves – not to mention their customers. Every now and then someone will be taken to court in a county somewhere in the country, with regard to breaching one or more food safety laws. In this case evidence is usually given that shows how bad the conditions were. Filthy takeaway practices are thankfully very few and far between, so it is not likely you would ever come across one. They are also frequently shut down or temporarily closed very quickly indeed when they are finally discovered.
What conditions might be found in a filthy takeaway?
Imagine if every surface was dusty and dirty. Some of the really bad takeaways have been found to be preparing food in conditions like this. Others have had evidence of mouse and rat droppings presented in court as evidence against them. Other conditions can also potentially be found, but again it is important to recognise that the majority of people do not need to worry about their local takeaway. The majority of them are perfectly clean and safe to visit time and again. Very few are this bad.
Call us today if you’ve been affected
Eating a takeaway from a poorly-run outlet with severe problems in terms of the conditions provided can be a dicey affair. If you’ve suffered food poisoning within the last three years as a consequence of eating at a local takeaway, please do get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and we can always provide you with the no-obligation advice you will be looking for in a situation like this. Do make sure you get the advice you are entitled to in case you can make a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen