Microwave meals have exploded in popularity in recent years. Ever since the first microwave became available, manufacturers have explored all kinds of opportunities to provide meals that can simply and easily be microwaved.
They can certainly be a convenient alternative to seeking a takeaway. However, they can also potentially be a problem if they are not safe for you to eat. Of course you would check the ‘use by’ date to see whether the meal was still in date or not. However, we have seen isolated cases in the past at Accident Advice Helpline where the food was not fit to be eaten before the date shown. In some instances, the food may have been contaminated before it went into the packaging, therefore providing a potential danger to anyone who ate it.
How dangerous is food poisoning?
Food poisoning occurs in many forms. Two different people can suffer similar symptoms and yet may each be suffering from a different type of food poisoning. As such, it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to avoid getting it. Eating poorly prepared food is a common source of food poisoning, as is food that has been left past its ‘use by’ date. However, you might also end up getting food poisoning from a microwave meal if it is unsuitable for human consumption because of inadequate preparation.
Accident Advice Helpline have come across cases in which food has remained on sale even though it should have been removed. There are other cases where inappropriate manufacturing processes may have led to infected food entering the food chain.
Do cases of food poisoning generally resolve themselves?
Yes they do thankfully, and usually within a day or two. However, it doesn’t make the situation any more pleasant for you at the time. If you think you might have contracted food poisoning from a microwave meal, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. One free call puts you in touch with expert advisors who have many years of experience in dealing with cases just like these. Food poisoning is never appealing, but it can feel frustrating when you have suffered it through no fault of your own. Getting professional no-obligation advice is definitely a good idea and it will be the best way to discover how your own case might meet with success, so call us here today.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown