An outbreak of salmonella in Glasgow has been linked to hospitality facilities at Celtic Park according to health officials. Eleven cases of salmonella food poisoning are being investigated by the public protection unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as all of the people involved had eaten in the facilities at the football stadium. Salmonella causes symptoms of diarrhoea, nausea, sickness and fever. A common symptom reported among those affected by this outbreak was a headache.
The case appears to be isolated as Environmental Health officers have investigated the hospitality facilities and are satisfied that food hygiene practices are in place and are being utilised. The outbreak is said to be linked to a lamb dish and the investigation is now focusing on external suppliers. Ten of the eleven people affected are said to be recovering at home and one had a short stay in hospital due to an underlying health condition.
The Food Standards Agency has stated that no other foods served at the stadium are under investigation and that there are no other outbreaks connected to the facilities at the establishment. Celtic Park have expressed their apologies to those affected and have stated that their facilities have been recognised under Glasgow City Council’s Eatsafe award scheme.
Food-borne illness and claiming compensation
This case shows how an outbreak of food poisoning can be an isolated incident connected to only one dish in one establishment which is why it can be hard to determine where your illness came from. However, if there had been poor food hygiene practices at the facilities, the outbreak could have been more serious and may have affected a larger group of customers. If you have potentially been a victim of an outbreak of salmonella and wish to make a claim for compensation, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
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Our solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to obtain the evidence you need to claim compensation from the establishment which was at fault for your illness. If you have suffered from food poisoning and wish to seek advice, we are only a free phone call away. We also offer a no win, no fee* service which will ensure that your own savings are protected while you pursue your claim. You can also complete our quick 30-second test online if you want to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown