When you go on holiday to a caravan park you have a great chance to go self-catering. While some people prefer being full-board, others will prefer cooking for themselves, or perhaps going somewhere different every night.
There might also be the chance to eat out at the café or bar at the caravan park itself, as they will typically provide some nice meals on the menu there.
Imagine your horror then if you ended up coming down with caravan park food poisoning during your stay. Sometimes it can be quite easy to work out where you got the food poisoning from.
This would mean you’d be confined to your caravan for the next day or two at least, depending on how serious the food poisoning was. In some cases you might end up ruining a good part of your holiday, because you didn’t feel well enough to do anything.
How does food poisoning occur?
There could be all kinds of reasons why caravan park food poisoning might occur. For example the staff may not have cooked or prepared the food in the proper manner, thus serving you contaminated food in the process.
Similarly they may not have been properly trained, leading to them making many mistakes in the kitchen that trained staff would not make.
Other situations might involve the incorrect storage of food at the wrong temperature. Even if food is cooked correctly it could be prepared on the same chopping boards or surfaces as food that is otherwise healthy to eat.
This could spread the bacteria and cause no end of problems to those who eat the dishes prepared in that kitchen.
What should you do if this has happened to you?
There is a good chance that food poisoning of this nature may have happened to other people staying at the park too.
If you have evidence that other people were affected, or you took photos of your food that could potentially indicate it was undercooked, you should keep this as evidence.
Make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline too. Our number is totally free to call on 0800 689 0500 and you can get through to speak with an adviser who may be able to help.
A no win, no fee compensation claim could be in the near future for you – and it may even meet with success as well.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead