After receiving evidence which suggests some eggs used in restaurants and takeaways could be linked to the recent salmonella outbreak, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is asking establishments in the area to handle eggs carefully.
The bad egg scare comes after a salmonella outbreak has struck parts of Europe and the UK, although no cases have yet been detected in Nuneaton or Bedworth. It’s believed the affected eggs are not on sale to the general public, so only firms handling food have received the warning. Councillor Neil Philips said, “The old adage, ‘better safe than sorry’; is justifiable with this recent concern in reference to salmonella.”
Amongst the advice given to caterers is this:
- Don’t use dirty/damaged eggs
- Keep eggs away from other food
- Cook eggs thoroughly
- Be cautious and don’t let raw egg splash onto dishes, surfaces or food
These same rules apply if you are using eggs at home, although the contaminated eggs in question are not for sale in supermarkets. If you have been affected by the outbreak, you could claim compensation. You should first contact the restaurant or takeaway where you ate, and follow this up with a call to your local council’s environmental health department, who can offer further advice.
Have you been affected by the salmonella outbreak?
If you have been a victim of the recent salmonella outbreak, you’re probably wondering if you may be able to claim compensation. It’s worth contacting a personal injury lawyer, as cases are currently being dealt with on an individual basis. The contaminated eggs are thought to have originated from an as yet unidentified German egg supplier. You should ensure you drink plenty of fluids and rest whilst you’re recovering, but symptoms should usually subside within 24 to 48 hours. If you still feel ill after this time, it’s worth contacting your GP to see whether medical treatment is needed.
Claiming compensation for salmonella poisoning
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today if salmonella poisoning has left you feeling unwell. If you’ve needed time off work to recover, your loss of earnings will be taken into account when you make a claim for compensation. We believe that you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence, and our team is here to listen to you and offer confidential, no-obligation advice. With 14 years’ industry experience, our professional personal injury lawyers are here to help – we can usually tell you straight away whether you have a viable claim. Call our freephone helpline to see how we can help you.
Date Published: September 16, 2014
Author: David Brown