Food poisoning can occur in a number of ways. For example it might potentially happen if food is served that is actually out of date. It might also occur if food is not prepared properly or kept at the right temperature. In other cases it could be only partially cooked instead of being cooked through as it should be.
In any event a business can get into serious trouble for giving customers food poisoning. It doesn’t matter how the food poisoning occurs – what matters is that it happens in the first place. The very nature of a café, restaurant or other similar venue is that many people could end up eating infected food. This means there is a distinct likelihood that an outbreak of a particular bacteria could be present when a business is giving customers food poisoning. This can potentially make it easier to trace back the food poisoning to a particular outlet.
Can you avoid food poisoning when eating out?
Unfortunately it is very difficult to avoid it since you may be unaware a particular outlet is not meeting the food safety standards required of it. You can however, consider the rating an outlet has from a scale of one to five. The higher the number, the better the venue. If you look for one with a five-star rating it is very unlikely you would fall ill.
Accident Advice Helpline has discovered first-hand how some people have suffered as a result of getting food poisoning. While some cases can be mild, others are more severe and may leave lasting effects. While it is unlikely you would be affected for a long period of time, it can leave you with a sensitive stomach on occasion.
Following all food safety laws
As we have discovered, it is imperative that all food outlets follow the variety of food safety laws in operation today. If they do not do so there is a greater chance they may end up making customers ill, where as an isolated incident or a larger incident.
This is why it is a good idea to call Accident Advice Helpline if you’ve had a bout of food poisoning within the last three years and you think you may know where it came from. Call us free today on 0800 689 0500. Our expert advisors could be just who you need to speak to.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen