We hear plenty of stories regarding food poisoning suffered by people who go abroad for their holidays. However, did you know UK holiday food poisoning can occur as well? We don’t hear of it as often, mainly thanks to the strict health and safety rules that apply in this country. All food outlets have to adhere to strict food safety laws to ensure the odds of people falling ill are as low as they can possibly be.
However with that said, there is still the chance of UK holiday food poisoning cases occasionally coming to light. This means you might go on holiday somewhere in the UK thinking you will be safe from food poisoning, and end up getting it anyway. This could potentially happen from eating out at a restaurant or from getting food from a takeaway.
Could this ruin your holiday?
Since you might be ill for a couple of days and feeling weak for a few more, it could indeed have a profound effect on your holiday. You might find you are struggling with the illness and you have to cancel certain days out you might have organised.
As such you would want to know where you got the food poisoning if you were affected in this way. In some cases Accident Advice Helpline is able to ascertain whether any evidence exists of negligence occurring. This might be present in a particular outlet that has served food that is not fit for human consumption.
Is it easy to find evidence of negligence?
A lot will depend on whether one or more people fall ill, as this can help narrow down where the illness came from. However, food safety inspectors can inspect a particular premises if they believe food poisoning cases could potentially have hailed from there. This can help provide evidence of negligence if they investigate and find negligence to be present there.
It is rare that a UK-based holiday would be ruined – even if only partially – in this way. However there is the potential for it to happen. If this is so in your case, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
We can provide no-obligation advice that could make all the difference if you want to see if a compensation claim is possible. See if you can make a claim as a result of your symptoms now.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen