There is nothing quite like Christmas, and many of us tend to have the fondest memories of the aroma of roasting turkey, not to mention the many other delightful dishes we get through at this time of year.
Unfortunately a small number of people each year end up thinking about anything but a turkey dinner. In some cases people end up with a case of food poisoning at Christmas, and this isn’t how you would want to spend the festive season. With symptoms including sickness, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, not to mention headaches and fever in some cases, you could end up feeling very unfestive.
While there is a chance of contracting food poisoning at home, there is the potential for it to occur if you eat out at Christmas too. While the majority of restaurants and other similar outlets provide excellent services that are trustworthy, tasty and excellent in the case of food hygiene, there are instances where there is a potential for standards to fall short. When this occurs, a Christmas dinner at a venue of some kind could result in a bad outcome for someone who gets food poisoning.
How many people suffer from food poisoning at Christmas?
Many Christmas dinners will have a turkey as the centrepiece. More than 10 million of them grace our tables on the big day each year.
It is no wonder then that they are the leading cause of food poisoning at Christmas, often because they have not been cooked at a high enough temperature or for long enough.
Both these elements will help to kill any bacteria that might be present in them. Of course if you eat out you cannot be sure these measures have been followed (even though they will have been in the vast majority of cases).
The team at Accident Advice Helpline are here today to help
If you have already been a victim of food poisoning and you think you have proof of negligence that points to the cause, contact our team today. Our 24/7 enquiry line is free to use and our advice is given with no obligation at all.
If we find you have a good case, we’ll help support the process of going through a no win, no fee* compensation claim to see if you can win compensation as a result of your experience. Call now to learn more.
Date Published: December 22, 2014
Category: Food poisoning claims