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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 indoor market food poisoning


    Indoor markets can have a lot of different types of food stalls with different things to try – some indoor markets are specifically focused on various foods from around the world. However, there can be problems when guidelines are not followed that led to customers becoming unwell.

    One of the problems that can occur is indoor market food poisoning. If food is not properly prepared then customers who eat it can get ill. Some food poisoning can be quite serious, and symptoms may be severe. Repeated vomiting may mean that you cannot keep enough fluids in your system and you can become dehydrated. It can be particularly severe for people with underlying conditions such as pregnant women and the elderly, and some people may need to visit a doctor for treatment.

    Food hygiene to prevent indoor market food poisoning

    Food hygiene is just as important at indoor markets as it is in other catering services and restaurants. If food is not prepared properly it can become contaminated and can cause food poisoning. Foods need to be cooked thoroughly, especially if it is meat. Some foods will need to be kept chilled to prevent bacteria growth and may need to be reheated until it is hot throughout if it has been pre-prepared or pre-cooked. Staff handling food will need to maintain high standards of hygiene, making sure to wash hands thoroughly and possibly wear gloves to prevent contamination of food products.

    The way that foods are stored is also important as foods such as meats can contaminate other foods like vegetables and products that will not be cooked thoroughly before serving to customers. Food stalls must also make sure they serve food within its use-by date, especially foods that can cause food poisoning if eaten out of date.

    Claiming compensation

    If you get indoor market food poisoning you may be able to claim compensation if it is found proper food hygiene practices were ignored. You can speak to Accident Advice Helpline for free to discuss your case before making a claim, and if you do go ahead with a claim you will benefit from our no win, no fee policy. Market stalls should not be serving food or operating without proper storage and clean preparation and cooking techniques. If they are found to be unhygienic they may be closed down until they can prove to an inspector that they are following guidelines to ensure their food is not dangerous. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out how we can help you.

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    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Sarah Douglas

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