Breaking food safety laws can lead to serious illness among those who purchase food from the business that has broken these laws. For example if a restaurant is unclean and doesn’t prepare food in the proper manner to minimise the risk of illness, there is a chance some customers could fall ill as a result.
Food poisoning is never going to be pleasant but some people can potentially suffer more than others. While there are different strains of bacteria that can lead to poisoning of this sort, a business can still be found negligent regardless of how people fall ill. If evidence exists to prove they have been breaking food safety laws, the people affected could end up making compensation claims.
How can lax food safety lead to illness?
Food of all kinds, whether raw or cooked, needs to be kept at the proper temperature at all times. If this does not happen there is a greater chance bacteria could multiply and make people ill. Similarly food must be prepared properly and kept apart from different types of food. For example vegetables would be chopped on one chopping board while meat is prepared on another.
These are just a couple of examples that show how important it is to observe every food safety law in place today. Thankfully the majority of people who are in a food-related business will do just that. There are very few occasions where something may go wrong and individuals might end up falling ill as a result.
Trusting your local food purveyors
Fortunately few of us will ever catch food poisoning from any food outlet. This holds true regardless of whether we are referring to a supermarket, a takeaway or even a restaurant or catering service. Every food business will be rated by local inspectors and the highest rating is a five. If you see a business with this rating you know they are doing everything they can to ensure their service is always of exceptional quality.
Of course if something does go wrong and you fall ill as a result, you may be wondering if there is evidence to prove negligence. Let Accident Advice Helpline assist you. Call today on 0800 689 0500 completely free to determine if you could make a claim for compensation after your unfortunate experience. Our experts may be able to help you now.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen