While some of us will be cooking Christmas dinner this year, others will be focusing on doing anything but. Instead we’ll be looking forward to eating out so we can enjoy not having to do the washing up as well as having someone else cook for us.
Unfortunately there are cases every year where restaurant food poisoning at Christmas rears its ugly head. This is one of the busiest times for restaurateurs and other business owners in similar situations. This is because lots of people book to have Christmas dinner and lots of dinners must be prepared, cooked and served in a relatively short space of time.
While the majority of restaurants manage this admirably, some may potentially create circumstances where food poisoning becomes more of a risk. For example in some cases food may not be kept at the right temperature or may not be cooked enough to begin with.
Care must always be taken to ensure the safety of every single person who eats out at Christmas and throughout the year. No one wants to be responsible for anyone else suffering from food poisoning through the festive period or any other time.
How common is it for people to get food poisoning when eating out?
Thankfully it doesn’t happen very often. However there is a potential for it to occur in any situation where people eat out. This is why the food industry has a series of strict rules and regulations in place that are there to protect the consumer.
Every type of food needs to be stored, prepared, cooked and served according to these rules, to minimise the chances of a food poisoning outbreak. No one wants to suffer from this during the festive season, and choosing a good restaurant will help prevent this.
Could Accident Advice Helpline support you through the process of making a claim?
If you are unlucky this Christmas and you do go out for a meal that results in food poisoning, there must be evidence that the poisoning can be traced back to a particular outlet.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on the free 24/7 enquiry line we have created, so you can determine whether you are able to bring in a no win, no fee* claim.
Find out whether you have enough evidence to support such a claim now with our help – we’re here on the phones now.
Date Published: December 22, 2014
Category: Food poisoning claims