Grocers are a big part of most communities – they’re a great place to pick up last-minute ingredients for an evening meal or just a pint of milk for tea and coffee.
But unfortunately, food sickness from a local grocer could occur if your grocers doesn’t follow good food hygiene practice.
Here are a few examples of the types of situations which could lead to food sickness from a grocer:
- Faulty fridges meaning meat and dairy products are not stored at the right temperature
- Cross-contamination of raw and cooked meat
- Contaminated food – such as sandwiches – from their supplier
- Poor hand-washing procedures if preparing any food – for example if there is a deli counter
- Dirty shelves and shop environment
- Pest infestation
If you have been struck down by food poisoning after eating food purchased at your grocer, you may be wondering what you can do about it. If you’re concerned about hygiene, it’s a good idea to contact your local council’s environmental health department, as they will usually want to carry out an inspection. You could also find out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation by contacting a personal injury lawyer.
Do you feel better now?
Whilst most people recover from food sickness without any medical treatment, in some cases symptoms of food poisoning can affect your quality of life for weeks, months or even years. You may need medical treatment or a change of diet to cope with the symptoms, which can severely impact your life.
If this has happened to you, it will be taken into account when you make a claim for personal injury compensation. There’s no need to suffer in silence – if somebody else’s negligence has caused your illness, you are entitled to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.
Claiming the compensation you deserve
We have one mission here at Accident Advice Helpline – to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Why not pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out how we can help you.
Our team of professional personal injury lawyers has been helping customers claim compensation since 2000 and we work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so our services are affordable to everyone.
You can call us for confidential advice and answers to any questions you may have – and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim.