Food poisoning happens, but it can often be prevented if the proper steps are taken to make sure all foods are stored properly and not used beyond their use-by dates. While we can practise good food hygiene at home, eating out requires us to trust others in their knowledge of food safety. If you have had food poisoning from pork, for example, you may have got it because someone else was negligent in their handling or storage of the food – or even in their cooking of it.
Pork must be cooked through properly to be safe to eat. It should also be stored at a proper temperature and not kept for too long before being used. Those in the food industry should be properly trained to ensure all foods are handled in the proper way.
How do you know you have food poisoning?
You may start to feel ill a few hours after eating the offending food. You might feel sick and ill to start with, before being sick or experiencing diarrhoea. The bacteria involved will determine how soon you are ill after eating the food. Sometimes it can be far quicker than others.
In some cases, the offending food can be identified because more than one person has fallen ill. You may end up being sick at the same time as other people who ate the same thing, while others who ate different dishes from the same outlet don’t appear to be affected at all. This can help narrow down the food that was to blame.
Did you get food poisoning from pork?
If you have had this within the last three years, you may still remember how bad it was. You can suffer various symptoms from food poisoning, depending on the bacteria present in the food when you ate it. Stomach cramps, sickness and diarrhoea are all very common, and you can feel weak and clammy on occasion too.
If you’ve had this recently and you suspect a food outlet was to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline for some no-obligation advice. It’s easy to call us free on 0800 689 0500, but you can still call us on 0333 500 0993 if you only have access to a mobile. When you speak to someone about your case, you can see whether you have a chance to claim compensation stemming from food poisoning from pork.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead