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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for dangerous objects in food


    If you ordered a pizza you would expect to find your chosen base, cheese, tomato sauce and your choice of toppings. If you ordered fish and chips you would expect exactly that, with your choice of fish provided for you. The same would apply if you went for an Indian or Chinese meal to take home and enjoy.

    The last thing you would expect would be to find any dangerous objects in food you had ordered. Thankfully the high standards the takeaway industry has to (and mostly does) adhere to mean you don’t have to worry about dangerous objects in food of any kind. However there are rare cases where standards slip and Accident Advice Helpline has certainly heard about some of these already.

    What might be found in food when this happens?

    One recent case involved the end of a knife blade being found cooked into a pizza topping. Other cases have involved things such as screws and nails. Clearly these aren’t meant to be in the food and should never have an opportunity to end up in a dish for a customer. If the customer doesn’t notice and eats them they could end up with potentially serious injuries as a result.

    Accident Advice Helpline provides a no-obligation advice service for anyone who has been in a situation like this. It can be frightening to find a foreign object of any kind in your food, but when it is potentially dangerous such as the examples given here, the danger is clear to see.

    High standards are commonly-adopted

    We should make it clear that the vast majority of eateries and takeaways provide an outstanding service. They are highly-rated and serve hundreds of people every week, providing a wide range of tasty dishes that pose no potential danger at all to the people who order them.

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    In those rare cases where something goes wrong and something dangerous falls into the food, it is heartening to know there is help at hand. If you take the 30-second online test on the Accident Advice Helpline website, you can find out whether you are able to make a no win, no fee** claim with our help. Make sure you get the chance to seek that compensation today by calling us on 0800 689 0500. It’s free so you won’t lose a penny by getting in touch today.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.