Clostridium perfringens is a type of bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Unlike some other bacteria you need to ingest quite a high number of these to be struck down with illness. However, some people do unfortunately contract Clostridium perfringens each year and the usual nasty food poisoning symptoms can result. These include diarrhoea, a feeling of nausea, cramping and a loss of appetite.
Generally speaking the bacteria can be present in raw food and yet be killed off successfully if the food is properly stored. It multiplies when food is kept warm or cooked at a low temperature that is not sufficient to kill it off. If a dish is cooked it should be left to cool down properly before being stored at a low temperature. If this does not occur it can lead to the multiplication of the bacteria to the point where enough of it exists to cause food poisoning.
Compensation claims for food poisoning cases
Some people who have been on holiday will have had the unfortunate experience of contracting food poisoning. In most cases this does not occur because the restaurants and hotels they frequent will take good care of their food and ensure it is stored and served at the right temperatures. However, in some cases this may not occur, creating the potential for a case of Clostridium perfringens to occur. In some instances this may affect several people, making it easier to trace the cause and food source that was responsible for the outbreak.
As you can imagine many a holiday has the potential to be spoiled by a case of food poisoning. This may have happened to you in the past. You may think it is just bad luck but if someone else was to blame for the incident as a result of being negligent in their duties, this could result in a successful claim for compensation.
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Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown