Butchers sell all kinds of products, from fresh beef, lamb and pork to fully-prepared chickens and joints. The one thing you wouldn’t expect would be to get food poisoning from your local butcher.
Thankfully very few people ever do get food poisoning in this way, thanks to the diligence the vast majority of them exercise in making sure the products they sell are safe in every manner.
Of course that doesn’t mean there is no chance of anyone getting food poisoning in this way. There are isolated cases where people do fall ill because the butcher has failed to follow proper food safety laws and health and safety information and rules.
When this happens it is far more likely you might potentially get food poisoning from your local butcher.
How might this happen?
This is a good question. Whenever food of any kind is prepared – whether raw or cooked – it must be done in the proper manner. This means keeping cooked food away from raw food and preparing different types of food in different areas. For example poultry should be kept well away from other food products since it can potentially carry bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
The premises should also be kept clean and be in a good condition, otherwise there might be other forms of contaminants that could potentially come into contact with the food. If this were to happen a number of customers might then fall ill, simply because one or more individuals were negligent.
Avoiding food poisoning
Clearly there are times when we must make sure we cook food properly and store it properly at home, since this will ensure we minimise any chances of falling ill. However in some cases a negligent butcher could lead to us getting food poisoning anyway.
If this were to happen it could potentially lead to some nasty symptoms that could keep us off work for a few days and leave us feeling weak for a time afterwards.
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Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen