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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for food poisoning from supermarket chicken


    No one would ever want to go through a case of food poisoning. It is a nasty illness to get, especially since it can make you feel very weak. Symptoms such as sickness, diarrhoea and nausea can crop up very soon after eating the offending food, although you may not always be aware of what has caused it.

    Food poisoning from supermarket chicken is potentially possible to get if the chicken is already contaminated when you buy it. This may potentially apply to cooked chicken if it has not been properly cooked before you purchase it, or to raw chicken. Indeed, recent tests by the Food Standards Agency have found many chickens bought fresh have tested positive for the campylobacter bug.

    This is one of the main bugs to cause food poisoning in adults. Clearly, food poisoning from supermarket chicken is not something you’d want to get. You can kill the bacteria in the chicken through thorough cooking, but it can also be on the packaging. This is something to be aware of when you handle it, since washing your hands will help keep you safe from a potential upset.

    What can you do to avoid a case of food poisoning?

    Handling, preparing and cooking food in the proper manner is always imperative if you are going to ensure you don’t become affected by one of these bugs. This doesn’t just apply to chicken either, which is why you should always be alert to how to handle and prepare food of all kinds. The more you can do to protect yourself the better, although it could be argued you can never be 100% safe from potential harm. We would all want the chicken to be free from bacteria in the first place.

    Do you have a potential case that should be answered?

    It’s possible you may have a good case to make for bringing a no win, no fee* claim against a supermarket that supplied a contaminated chicken.

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    Call Accident Advice Helpline now to learn whether this is the case on 0800 689 0500.

    Our professional injury compensation lawyers have already been through many situations with other people – perhaps they could help you as well.

    Call today at any time – it’s a free 24/7 enquiry line – and find out more about your potential case. It costs nothing to do so – don’t miss out.

    Date Published: March 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.