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    Compensation for food poisoning at a food festival


    Food festivals are exciting and thrilling to attend if you are a foodie and you love making different dishes and working with different ingredients. All kinds of sellers and stallholders are usually in attendance at these events.

    There will usually be opportunities to taste all kinds of dishes, as the stallholders will provide free samples as you walk round.

    For the most part these events are perfectly safe to attend and pose no risk to you in any way. However there could potentially be times when you may end up being exposed to food poisoning at a food festival. These occasions are rare but it can happen.

    Health and safety and food safety

    You will realise that food safety is an important aspect of any food-related service. For example restaurants, takeaways and cafes should all provide a service that adheres to food safety laws at all times. However this also applies to food festivals. The people who attend these events must follow the same laws they would in any other situation.

    This should reduce the chances anyone would suffer food poisoning at a food festival. However when it does happen there is a real chance it will ruin the event for everyone who is affected. They might end up being very ill for a few days to come, depending on the type of poisoning they get.

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    How can you avoid getting food poisoning?

    In reality there is little chance of avoiding it since you won’t know where it has come from. Trying lots of different things from lots of different stalls means you are trusting all those stallholders to provide you with totally safe food.

    The good news is that for the most part this is exactly what will happen. When you consider the number of people who attend events like these, it is no surprise that very few of them are ever ill.

    However if you are one of the unlucky ones, do get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We are here and you can call us on 0800 689 0500 now, which is our free enquiry line. This is always ready for you to call to learn more about your specific situation.

    We may be able to advise you to make a no win, no fee claim, and one of our lawyers will help fight your case on your behalf.

    Date Published: September 1, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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