A report from the Food Standards Agency reveals that food hygiene concerns are the biggest issue for people who are thinking of going out for a meal. The other major concern was the price of the food purchased.
Over a third of those questioned – 36% in all – stated food hygiene concerns were their big worry. This beat the 28% of people who stated food poisoning was a big concern. A little over half of those questioned – 51% – pointed to prices as a major issue in this area. More positively 79% of those who took part in the survey were aware the Food Standards Agency existed.
However the Food Hygiene Rating certificates were perhaps not as widely known about as they might have hoped. This green rating certificate, featuring a numbered scale, was only recognised by 39% of those questioned.
The survey results have revealed the most worrying areas people have concerns about. While pricing is clearly a concern, perhaps the most important areas are those that involve food safety. No one wants to finish a night out with an upset stomach, and perhaps a worse case of food poisoning than that.
Is it possible to put in a compensation claim when you get food poisoning?
Most people go out for a meal or order a takeaway and enjoy the food very much, experiencing no ill-effects from doing so. However there are rare cases where the food is not up to scratch. It may be past its use-by date, poorly prepared or stored or possibly badly cooked. Any of these instances could lead to food poisoning, and in some cases it might affect several people who ate at the same restaurant or visited the same takeaway.
Seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline today
The best course of action to take if you recognise the situation above and it has happened to you within the last three years is to call Accident Advice Helpline. You can call our free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have enough evidence to proceed with a case. If we feel you have evidence of negligence on the part of a takeaway, restaurant or other food outlet we could help you with a no win, no fee* claim. Ask for no-obligation advice now and determine where you stand in relation to your situation.
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown