A recent case brought before the courts by food inspectors in Salford led to the guilty plea of the owner of a local takeaway that had breached food hygiene standards. The whole point behind regular inspections of takeaways and other food outlets is to ensure the public is kept safe and healthy and has the confidence to eat from such outlets without coming to any harm.
The vast majority of takeaways and restaurants in Salford are perfectly safe and pleasant to eat at. However as this case showed, there are instances – just as there are all across the country – where food poisoning in Salford can potentially occur. This tends to happen when food hygiene standards have been flouted in some way.
For example, perhaps the food has not been cooked properly. Alternatively it may have been kept in poor conditions that were not clean enough or cold enough for that particular food item. Thankfully the vast majority of people eat out with no ill effects at all, which is just as it should be. However when conditions are potentially poor it can lead to problems.
What effects can badly-stored, prepared or cooked food have?
If bacteria are present it can cause food poisoning. Typical symptoms include stomach cramps which can then lead to diarrhoea, vomiting, headaches and even a fever. While such conditions tend to resolve themselves after a couple of days, they are very unpleasant.
In severe cases medical attention might be needed since the person may become dehydrated as a result of losing so much fluid.
This is why it is important to drink regularly if you have food poisoning. It can take a while longer to fully regain your strength if you have been through this experience.
Accident Advice Helpline is always here with no-obligation advice
When it comes to getting advice about food poisoning in Salford or anywhere else, you should call Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide no-obligation advice courtesy of our professional injury compensation lawyers.
If there is evidence that a food outlet was negligent in their duties to provide a safe and clean service, we may be able to handle a no win, no fee* compensation claim for you.
Call now to find out more and to see whether we can help you. With our assistance it could turn out to be a good phone call to make.
Date Published: December 22, 2014
Category: Food poisoning claims