It is quite startling to think that many cases of food poisoning could be avoided if the proper rules and procedures for safe handling of food were followed at all times. Cross-contamination is a particular problem and one that can lead to upset stomachs in one or more people if eating contaminated food.
Most of us are aware of the need to properly store and prepare food, not to mention cooking it in the proper manner to get rid of any germs or bacteria. However, when food is still raw it can contain bacteria that can be transferred to other surfaces, foods or equipment if those handling it are not careful.
For example, raw food may be handled and prepared for cooking on the same chopping board that is then used for chopping vegetables. This would encourage cross-contamination that could result in food poisoning for anyone who eats the vegetables, in this particular example.
Compensation claims can arise from cross-contamination incidents
Oftentimes cross-contamination at home can lead to food poisoning. Professional restaurants, takeaways and other venues abroad employ the best staff to ensure the proper procedures are followed and cross-contamination does not occur.
Even though most places you could eat at or buy food from are safe, there is the potential for accidents and incidents to occur. If they do and you fall ill as a result, there could be a case to answer for compensation. There must be evidence of negligence in this situation but this is something a professional lawyer can assist you with.
Accident Advice Helpline could help with a no win, no fee* claim
If you suspect you may have been a victim of food poisoning owing to cross-contamination and you would like to find out more, contact AAH today. We have been helping people just like you for years, seeking compensation where there is a right to be compensated.
We operate a completely free 24/7 enquiry line and we take on no win, no fee* claims. If you are in a strong position to succeed with your claim, we will take over the whole process for you. Sometimes you need do nothing more than talk to us on the phone to provide us with the details and information we need. Contact us today or take our 30-second online test to find out more about our convenient service.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown