Most people are aware that foods need to be stored properly and at the right temperature in order for them to be safe to eat. For example you wouldn’t dream of leaving raw chicken (or cooked chicken for that matter) on the work surface at room temperature. You would store it in the refrigerator until you could cook with it. If something was cooked you’d let it cool down completely before putting it in the fridge.
Unfortunately incorrectly-refrigerated food can potentially cause food poisoning in those who are unlucky enough to eat it. You might be lucky and get away with only mild symptoms or none at all. However, you may equally find you have trouble getting through the symptoms of food poisoning, which can be very unpleasant indeed.
Why is incorrectly-refrigerated food potentially dangerous?
It can be dangerous because food kept at too high a temperature allows any bacteria present to multiply. This can increase the odds that food poisoning might occur. The vast majority of food outlets and premises check their fridges on a regular basis to ensure they are at the proper temperature. If they are not, they will be repaired or replaced to ensure the food is always safe. Any food that might not have been kept at the proper temperature will likely be thrown out for safety’s sake.
The chances are you have suffered from food poisoning at one point or another. In this case you can understand how upsetting it is to go through the experience. If a food outlet is at fault it may lead to several cases of food poisoning in the area.
Following all food safety laws
There is an importance here to ensure food outlets always follow all the details laid down in the food safety laws. If this occurs there should be very little chance of anyone suffering food poisoning as a result of eating any food provided by that business. Fortunately this is the case the majority of the time – there are few instances where people do contract food poisoning from a sub-standard food outlet.
Getting proper legal advice if you’ve been through a similar experience in the last three years is vitally important. Accident Advice Helpline can provide that advice today. Call us now by getting in touch on 0800 689 0500. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always there when you need it most.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen