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    Esther Rantzen

    The consequences of food poisoning


    Food features in all our lives, which means there is never a day that goes by without us preparing and cooking food in our kitchens. While many of us enjoy cooking, it’s nice sometimes to have a break from it. We might go out and get a takeaway for example, or perhaps book a table at a nice restaurant. Even pub food is very good nowadays, so whatever option you take will likely provide a nice alternative for you to enjoy.

    Unfortunately, in a small number of cases, the meal results in food poisoning. The consequences of food poisoning can be many and varied, depending on the bug or bacteria that have caused the illness.

    Typical symptoms that might be experienced

    There are plenty of symptoms that someone with food poisoning might be subjected to. For example, the most common ones include stomach cramps and nausea. In many cases, these will progress to vomiting and diarrhoea, although not all cases will exhibit all these symptoms. Other examples of things you might experience include aching muscles, weakness and a loss of appetite.

    There are various things that can cause food poisoning. These include eating food prepared under poor conditions. This might mean food that isn’t stored in the proper manner, or at the proper temperature. It might also mean the food isn’t cooked through properly, or is frozen or put in the fridge before it is properly cooled. If the kitchen isn’t clean, bugs and bacteria might also taint the food before you get to eat it. Sometimes the food can look and taste great, and it is only later on that you find there was something wrong with it.

    Have you had food poisoning in the past three years?

    This is the period of time in which you have a chance to make a claim for compensation. While not all cases of food poisoning warrant compensation, those that do typically relate to situations where someone else was negligent in letting the illness occur. This means having evidence that a particular restaurant, takeaway or food store was not storing or preparing food properly.

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    Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the answers you seek regarding the consequences of food poisoning. Use our free enquiry line to get in contact now on 0800 689 0500. You could be closer than you think to starting a no win, no fee claim for compensation.

    Date Published: May 9, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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