The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) works to assess risk relating to food and feed safety. The organisation collaborates with national authorities to provide communication relating to emerging and existing risks as well as independent scientific advice. The European Food Safety Authority is an independent agency, funded by the EU budget and governed by a 15-member board.
The Scientific Committee and Panels provide scientific advice to decision-makers in the fields of nutrition, food and feed safety, plant protection, plant health and annual health and welfare. The Scientific Panels are comprised of qualified independent scientists. The organisation also analyses information and data relating to chemical contaminants, biological hazards and food consumption. It makes decisions as to whether or not to approve substances such as food additives or pesticides and is responsible for adopting and revising European legislation.
If you’ve consumed an additive or substance which has made you ill, the chances are that it has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority. You may be able to claim compensation from the company in question – contact a personal injury lawyer to see if you’re eligible.
Have you been affected by food poisoning?
If you have been struck down by food poisoning or become ill after eating food which contains unsafe ingredients, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering. Food poisoning can cause a range of symptoms, including headaches, fever, nausea, sickness, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, with symptoms usually taking from 24 to 48 hours to subside. In some cases, medical treatment may be needed if you’re still ill after a couple of days. Food poisoning can, in rare cases, leave you with ongoing symptoms that could last for months or even years.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
We know that the last thing you need in your life right now is more stress, so call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could claim food poisoning compensation. We’ll be able to tell you straight away if you’re eligible, and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so whether you’re ready to make a claim or simply need some more information, we can help. If you have suffered food poisoning either in the UK, or on holiday, you’re probably feeling angry and frustrated. Our team of personal injury lawyers all work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, so that’s another thing you don’t need to worry about. Call our freephone helpline today to find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: September 16, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Food poisoning claims