The discovery of a cockroach in food has led to the closure of four restaurants in Ealing, after council officers issued them with emergency prohibition notices. Pan Pizza and China Garden on Uxbridge Road was one of the four takeaways closed in September 2014 after officers discovered evidence of poor hygiene and infestations.
A cockroach in food was discovered at another takeaway and a mouse was seen in the dining area of Molana. Amongst the other eateries closed were Thai Silom Village, which admitted to a cockroach problem and paid the council £995 in costs, and Dixie Chicken on King Street in Southall, where issues with cleanliness and a cockroach infestation were discovered. The takeaway was ordered to pay costs of £573 and closed for four days.
Over the last 12 months, 1,316 food businesses have been inspected by Ealing Council, with 38 premises closed down. Those living in the area can check the food hygiene ratings of local businesses online. Councillor Ranjit Dheer commented, “Poor hygiene is totally inexcusable, especially when you’re in the business of selling food to the general public. I really don’t know how the owners of these businesses thought they could get away with it.”
How long do the symptoms of food poisoning last?
Most people who are struck down with food poisoning become better within 48 to 72 hours, but occasionally symptoms can persist and medical treatment may be needed. In rare cases, patients may need to be hospitalised if they are severely dehydrated. It’s all very well assuming that the restaurant or takeaway you are buying food from has strict food hygiene procedures in place, but the only way to be really sure is to check their rating online. Even then, there is still the potential for food poisoning to occur at any time.
Claiming compensation – what happens next?
If you have suffered from food poisoning, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, as you may be able to make a claim for compensation. There’s usually a three-year time limit in place, so why not head for our website right now and take the 30-second test to find out how much you might be able to claim?
Then, call our team here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – we’re open 24/7 and it’s free to call. Our team of professional personal injury lawyers can offer you confidential, no-obligation advice, so it’s up to you whether you decide to proceed with a claim.