If you have ever had food poisoning you will know how unpleasant an experience it is. Most cases will resolve themselves within a few days but some unlucky people end up with symptoms that last much longer. Some may even require hospital treatment depending on the severity of the poisoning.
The good news is that food poisoning from meat is generally quite rare. However it can potentially occur if you buy raw or cooked meat from a butcher or other food outlet that has not been prepared properly or is contaminated in some way. If this is the case it could mean that negligence has played a part in you becoming ill in the first place.
How serious can food poisoning from meat be?
For the most part a case of food poisoning is self-limiting. This means you will suffer symptoms for perhaps a day or two and then feel weak afterwards as you return to normal. Often, no medical assistance is required unless you cannot keep anything down and you become dehydrated.
If the proper procedures are followed in outlets that provide meat, such as a butcher’s or a supermarket for example, there should be a minimal chance that food poisoning could occur. Contamination has a greater opportunity to occur if negligence is to blame, which can lead to people falling ill through no fault of their own.
Using good quality butchers and food outlets
Thankfully most of us have an excellent butcher nearby we can trust to provide us with an excellent service. The same applies with regard to other food outlets – we tend to stick with those we know and those that are of excellent quality.
It would therefore be rare that we would catch food poisoning from a place like this, because we know we have found somewhere we can trust with regard to adhering to all food safety laws.
Unfortunately there can still be a chance that something could go wrong. If you ever get food poisoning and you think you know where you got it from, it might be worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
Our experienced team can assess the situation and determine whether a no win, no fee* claim might meet with a successful outcome. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more – it’s totally free and it could meet with a promising answer from our team.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Food poisoning claims