Derby City Council has drawn up an action plan to help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illness in the city. This plan outlines how food standards and safety will be maintained, in a bid to prevent Derby food poisoning outbreaks. It means food businesses will have to be registered in line with current legislation, and it will also look at ways to tackle fraudulent and unfair food trading in the city, as well as controlling and preventing food-borne illness from spreading.
The Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Martin Rawson, commented, “Food safety and standards impact on the health of every person who lives in or visits our city. Our paramount concern is the protection of consumers and we will have many procedures in place to ensure this is achieved.”
Ultimately, although dining at a restaurant or ordering food from a takeaway could lead to food poisoning, most establishments have rigorous food hygiene standards they must meet, and checks by your local authority’s environmental health department should help to ensure these standards are met.
Has your takeaway given you food poisoning?
Unfortunately, food hygiene procedures are not always followed at takeaways and restaurants, and those who handle food have a duty to the people they are serving to ensure they stick to the rules. Failing to cook food properly, ignoring expiry dates or not washing your hands could contaminate food, and if you have suffered food poisoning after enjoying a takeaway, you will probably be feeling unwell for the next few days. Symptoms can include stomach cramps, headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, but these usually subside within 24 to 48 hours. If you are still experiencing severe diarrhoea after 24 hours, seek medical advice.
Claiming compensation from your local takeaway
If you have been struck down by food poisoning, you’ll want to contact your local takeaway to let them know. You may also want to call your local council’s environmental health department to report this to them. Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could claim compensation for your suffering; we’ll usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim. Because we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, there are no extortionate fees to pay upfront, and we also offer advice in confidence, with no obligation to proceed. So whether you’re ready to make a claim or simply need some advice, you can call our freephone helpline to speak to a member of the team.
Date Published: September 16, 2014
Author: David Brown