When you need to stay somewhere away from home you have a few different options to choose from. Some people like to stay at a familiar hotel, perhaps as part of a chain. However others will decide to opt for bed and breakfast accommodation. It can be cheaper and you can get a different experience everywhere you stay too.
Of course the very name of a B&B gives you an idea of what you can expect there. Breakfast will be included in the price you pay for a night’s stay, and this for many people is part of the appeal. You can enjoy a lovely breakfast each day, even on the day you depart.
You certainly wouldn’t expect to get B&B food poisoning and thankfully this is usually the case. The majority of bed and breakfast accommodation is run to the highest of standards, with the kitchen in excellent condition so it may adhere to and exceed all food hygiene regulations.
However there might be the potential in the odd case for someone to be affected by food poisoning if the kitchen does not meet these standards. No one would want their stay to be upset like this, and fortunately few people go through this experience.
What might happen if you get food poisoning?
You may not know straight away whether you have food poisoning or not. Sometimes it can take a couple of days or longer for the symptoms to become apparent. However if you do have it you will end up feeling very poorly and suffer from potential stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
Depending on the bug that caused your illness you may also get nausea and vomiting, although this is not always the case. Symptoms can vary depending on the bug concerned.
Make sure you get no-obligation advice if you’ve been affected
If you’ve suffered food poisoning within the last three years you should call Accident Advice Helpline now. We’re available right now on 0800 689 0500 since we operate a free 24/7 enquiry line to help you get the answers you require.
We’ll offer no-obligation advice and you may find you are in a good position to make a no win, no fee claim to seek compensation for your illness. If you have evidence that negligence was to blame, call us now. You only have a free call to make in order to find out the truth.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen