While you can save a lot of money cooking and preparing all your meals at home, there is no denying the appeal of chilled food from time to time. You can buy chilled food to cook at home or to eat as it is, depending on the specific dish or food involved. In some cases, you can enjoy a quick meal with more nutrition involved than anything you could buy from a takeaway.
The one thing you would not expect to get from the food would be food poisoning. This is an unpleasant condition caused by bacteria of some kind getting into the food. It may happen through lack of suitable preparation. Accident Advice Helpline deal with cases every year where people have succumbed to food poisoning from chilled food and other sources, such as through takeaway food. Thankfully, these cases are relatively rare, but they do still happen.
What happens when you get food poisoning?
The exact symptoms will depend on the bacteria which cause your food poisoning. In some instances you might experience diarrhoea and stomach cramps, but you may not get sickness or nausea. Other bacteria may cause both. There are more serious strains that may cause more severe symptoms. In some cases, we have spoken to people who needed hospital treatment as a consequence of falling ill with food poisoning. It all depends on the bacteria involved and how severely infected the offending food happens to be.
Making sure that you get well
It takes time to recover your energy and return to normal when you have been affected by food poisoning. In some cases, a few unlucky people have been left with permanent bowel problems as a consequence of their illness. Accident Advice Helpline can provide no-obligation advice in every case where an individual (or a group) has been affected by contaminated chilled food, or indeed any other food.
Call 0800 689 0500 now to speak with an expert in these matters. Our advisors will assess cases based on a no win no fee basis, so if they feel you have a strong case you won’t have to pay anything for it to go ahead. Any compensation will be yours to claim, so make sure you find out whether you could make such a claim today and get on with your life.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown