A summer fête will have many things for people to enjoy. One of those things is almost certainly going to be food. There are typically cakes and buns visitors can buy, and sometimes there will be cooked food too. Simple but tasty things such as burgers and hot dogs usually go down a treat, although an ice cream van might also make an appearance.
The one thing you would definitely not want to make an appearance is a case of food poisoning. While very few people will suffer from summer fête food poisoning as a result of visiting a local fête, there have been isolated occasions where this has occurred. As you will know if this has happened to you, it can be the worst way to end what has otherwise been a lovely day.
Symptoms of summer fête food poisoning
Most people will be all too familiar with the likely symptoms of food poisoning. Stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting can all present themselves within hours or days of eating the offending food. You may feel very ill for a day or two before the illness resolves itself, although it is quite common to feel unwell and weak for several days after that as well.
The preparations for providing food at summer fêtes should be just as good as they are at all other food outlets. All food safety requirements should be met so there is no danger of any food poisoning occurring. If this does not happen there would potentially be a bigger chance of people falling ill.
Having a great time
While there is the potential that food poisoning might occur at summer fêtes, such instances are uncommon. Very few people will ever fall ill in this way, thanks to the care and attention taken by those who are providing food at an event like this.
Of course it doesn’t mean it will never happen. You may already have experienced this within the last three years. If so, why not get in touch with the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline?
We have a free enquiry line you can use to get in contact with our advisors. If you call 0800 689 0500 you can do just that. When you have access to no-obligation advice from our team, it could make all the difference to whether you might eventually claim some compensation.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen