When you stay at a hotel, you often have the chance to head down to the restaurant to enjoy a nice meal. However, in some cases you might opt to have room service instead. There are many advantages to this. Firstly, you can relax in the comfort of your own room instead of getting dressed up to eat downstairs. Secondly, if you are working or you just want to relax and watch some television or read, you can do just that while having dinner. It might be just what you need after a long journey to get to the hotel in the first place.
One thing you wouldn’t expect to get is food poisoning from room service. Thankfully, very few people will ever have to experience this. The vast majority of kitchens and restaurant services are run to the very highest of standards. They will provide you with an excellent service and fabulous food as well. However, the potential is there for standards to slip, and if this were to happen then the odds of food poisoning might increase as a result.
How might you get food poisoning from room service?
This might occur if the food has not been stored properly in the first place. In this case, it may be contaminated by other food. The same could potentially happen if it has not been prepared or cooked properly. For example, poorly cooked chicken might be more likely to give you food poisoning than chicken that had been properly stored, prepared and cooked. Any food could potentially be the cause of food poisoning if the proper health and safety and food hygiene rules have not been adhered to.
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Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen