Most of us have been into a butcher’s shop at one point or another. Since they provide both cooked and raw meat for us to buy, we would expect nothing but the highest standards with regard to food hygiene.
Most of us know that raw meat should be kept well away from cooked meat, and there are numerous other rules and regulations that also need to be followed in these circumstances.
Fortunately few of us will ever have cause to suffer as a result of butcher food hygiene failures.
However if you should ever buy meat from a butcher where the proper rules have not been followed in this way, you may end up becoming ill as a result.
It is not unheard of for people to contract food poisoning in these circumstances, even though such cases are rare.
Examples of butcher food hygiene failures
There are all manner of things that could potentially go wrong in this situation, such as the mixing of raw and cooked meats as described above.
However other examples might potentially include members of staff being incorrectly dressed for the job, or food being prepared in an area that is not clean and hygienic enough for that purpose.
Hygiene is paramount in these circumstances which is why the vast majority of butchers take great care in following all the food safety rules.
Thankfully very few people ever have cause to contact a company like Accident Advice Helpline as a consequence of getting sick through food poisoning. If someone should get in touch there is a clear need to ensure negligence can be proven to have occurred in this situation.
Excellent quality butcher’s shop
Thankfully most people will have a local butcher they trust and enjoy visiting. It is rare to come across a butcher’s shop that falls below the high standards laid out by the food safety rules.
The vast majority of butchers make sure they are able to provide nothing but the best services to their community.
If you have been unlucky and you think you have been ill as a result of a sub-standard butcher’s shop, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now.
Our number is free to call and you can get in contact with us on 0800 689 0500. Find out today whether a no win, no fee* claim could be a possibility for you.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen