Food poisoning symptoms vary with the source of contamination. Most types of food poisoning cause nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever. Sometimes you start to feel unwell within a few hours, but it may be days or even a week or more later before you develop obvious symptoms. In the vast majority of cases food poisoning is self-limiting and you will start to feel better in a few hours or days. If you continue to vomit and are unable to keep liquids down or if you experience extreme pain or have blood in either your stools of your vomit it is very important to see a doctor.
The most serious issue with sickness and diarrhoea is the fact that you will easily become dehydrated and if you do not keep drinking and, where necessary, replace the lost salts through rehydration solutions, you will become weak and light-headed. Sipping tepid water and very weak drinks regularly is helpful, particularly for the elderly and children who are at greater risk.
The hidden dangers in a contaminated pizza
Pizza food poisoning can occur just as easily as other types of food contamination. It’s not just the so-called high risk foods of, for example, chicken and shellfish, that can lead to problems. Dairy products, eggs, hams and pre-prepared salad ingredients such as peppers can all be potentially harmful if handled and stored incorrectly. Ready to eat foods such as pizza contain ingredients which can become contaminated, particularly if the takeaway restaurant serving it has poor standards of hygiene. All stages of the food chain can lead to food becoming contaminated with bacteria or viruses, including initial processing, transport, storage, preparing and serving. Because pizza food poisoning bacteria tend to multiply quickly in the right conditions, all the perishable foodstuffs involved must be kept very cold or very hot and not stored in the temperature danger zone in between.
Do you need to seek no-obligation advice regarding pizza food poisoning?
If you have contracted food poisoning as a result of eating pizza you may be able to claim compensation. Personal injury law specialist Accident Advice Helpline will give you all the information you need and help determine if you have a potential case. For friendly, professional support contact us now on our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500. We have experience of all kinds of situations and could be in a position to provide you with a chance to claim compensation on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: February 19, 2015
Author: David Brown