Often considered as one of the healthiest choices of cuisine, sushi is becoming an increasingly popular option with diners across the globe. But when you visit a establishment that serves up sushi, is there more to worry about than slips, trips and falls in the restaurant?
Just how dangerous is sushi?
As many people know, sushi is a Japanese dish, typically made from raw fish, vinegared rice, vegetables and seaweed. While the food provides many nutrients and health benefits, there are also risks to eating raw fish, and food prepared near to where raw fish is handled.
In inadequate kitchens, with poorly trained staff, food can easily become contaminated leading to salmonella poisoning.
What’s more, many sushi dishes use tuna as a main ingredient, which is high in mercury, that when eaten in large quantities can also poison the human body.
When fish isn’t prepared to industry requirements, it can easily become contaminated with various viruses, bacteria and parasites. These cause typical food poisoning symptoms such as sickness and diarrhoea. Tapeworm can also be contracted, causing immense stomach pains and digestion problems.
Should I stop eating sushi?
Rather than restricting yourself entirely, it is best to limit the amount of sushi you eat and be sure you only indulge in products purchased from reputable kitchens, with a good hygiene rating.
Taking these precautions should prevent any food-related illness such as salmonella and mercury poisoning or parasitic worms.
Claiming compensation for a food-related illness
If you believe you have suffered from a food-related illness, due to food prepared by a restaurant or catering company, you may feel a little annoyed as well as under the weather.
When you dine in a restaurant, a café, a pub or any other eating establishment, the business has a legal requirement to ensure your health and safety. This covers everything from slips and trips to cooking food correctly to eradicate the risk of you suffering a food-related illness.
In the case of you becoming ill, or sustaining an injury due to a public accident, the establishment in question could be liable for negligence, and, as such, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Are you not to blame for the illness or injury you have experienced? Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with extensive experience assisting victims of personal injury in claiming the compensation they deserve for the harm they have suffered.
Whether you suffered a slip, a fall, or any other accident or illness, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation.