Everyone appreciates a nice clean kitchen. However, while you no doubt make sure your own kitchen is clean, you never know what the kitchens will look like in restaurants and takeaways, where you order and eat food without seeing where it has been prepared. The consequences of poor kitchen safety practices are quite obvious, and food poisoning is top of the list.
Food poisoning can develop a few hours after you eat the offending food. If several people have eaten from the same outlet, it becomes easier to identify the food that is to blame. However, even if you were the only person to eat the food, you may still be able to get evidence to back up a claim for compensation.
How might you suffer as a result of poor kitchen safety practices?
Food poisoning can occur when inadequate measures have been taken to ensure the food at a particular outlet, restaurant or takeaway has not been prepared properly. You might feel fine shortly afterwards, but after a while you may start feeling poorly. Your stomach may not feel right, you could get stomach cramps and feel sick, and start feeling shaky.
The exact symptoms you are likely to suffer from will depend on the illness you have. However, the experience will be far from pleasant regardless of the bacteria that causes it. It is also frustrating to know that you could have avoided being ill if appropriate food safety procedures had been followed.
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While the vast majority of kitchen staff and business owners do everything they can to provide safe food to eat, there are isolated cases where this isn’t true. If food safety rules have been flouted or broken, there is a chance several people might fall ill as a result.
Perhaps you know what the consequences of poor kitchen safety practices are because you have suffered from them first-hand. If so, make sure you contact Accident Advice Helpline now. You can do this by calling 0800 689 0500, or if you like you can try the fast online test that takes a mere 30 seconds to complete. Either way, you are close to getting the answers you need that are related to the prospect of getting compensation. One of our lawyers could assist you with a no win, no fee* claim.
Category: Health and safety at work