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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Five tips to avoid food poisoning


    Dining abroad can be fun and a delicious adventure. There are so many dishes and cuisines that we can’t get at home so to try something different is often exciting. However, different and unusual foods can cause a travel injury such as food poisoning. Here are five tips to avoid food poisoning.

    Make sure the meat is fully cooked to avoid a travel accident claim

    This is especially important with such meats as chicken as if it is undercooked you could suffer quite a bad bout of food poisoning. If you are in any doubt and feel that it is raw or undercooked don’t be afraid to tell one of the waiters and ask them to take it back to the chef.

    Avoid tap water in certain countries

    In some countries around the world the tap water can cause considerable food poisoning so if in doubt stick to bottled water to avoid having to make a travel accident claim. Also, avoid having ice cubes added to your drink in bars as they use tap water for this.

    Don’t eat food that has been out in the heat

    If you want to sample some of the country’s street food, then aim for dishes which either are covered up or are cooked fresh to order. Food which has been on display in the heat, especially meat, could cause a considerable travel accident.

    Always tell the waiters about any allergies

    This is especially important if you have any food allergies, even if you are sure it doesn’t have that ingredient in it always ask to help prevent a travel accident.

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    If you don’t know, ask

    Depending on the country some menus will be written in their mother tongue so if you aren’t sure what the food is don’t be afraid to ask. There are certain foods that if not cooked properly can cause not only food poisoning which could lead to a serious travel accident compensation claim but can even be fatal.

    If you have had a travel accident abroad within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a travel accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in accident claims and will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible.

    Call today on the 24-hour free phone, 0800 689 0500, to find out more about making a travel accident claim.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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