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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 preparation negligence


    Most of us realise a lot of hard work goes into preparing food that we are served, whether it is at a takeaway or in a restaurant. Very high standards should be and are adhered to at all times in the food industry. Food hygiene laws are there to ensure we are always safe and can enjoy a wide range of great dishes without worrying about how safe they may or may not be to eat. However, there are isolated cases where food preparation negligence comes into play, and when this happens it can lead to problems for the consumer.

    Accident Advice Helpline has certainly come across cases where food preparation negligence has clearly occurred. One recent case told the story of a customer whose pizza turned out to have the end of a knife blade in it. All cases of this nature are rare but they do occur and they can potentially be very dangerous.

    How does negligence occur?

    The food preparation area should be created according to food hygiene and safety rules. As such it should not present any potential danger in terms of the people working with the food or how they do things. In addition there should be no way that anything could potentially fall into the food and then be given to the consumer.

    Thankfully this kind of thing is definitely rare and does not happen very often at all. The vast majority of food outlets of all kinds are exceptionally good and adhere to all the rules and regulations laid down for them to follow.

    Are most people safe?

    Yes – the vast majority of us will never go through any kind of situation like this where food preparation negligence leads to us getting something extra we hadn’t expected in our food. However, if it did happen it is important to understand and to know how we can react to it.

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    Make sure you get no-obligation advice if this is ringing bells for you and you’ve been through something similar within the last three years. Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 so you can tell whether you have a reason to make a no win, no fee* claim. We can make sure you get the details of a professional injury compensation lawyer who may be able to help you if you have a strong case to make.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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