Most people will have food poisoning at some point in their lives. It’s very common, even though most cases are entirely preventable. One of the more common instances is to get food poisoning from undercooked chicken. This can happen at barbecues, events and any situation where chicken is provided, that hasn’t been cooked in the proper manner.
Many chickens bought in the supermarket have salmonella bacteria on them. This isn’t a problem if the chicken is handled properly, kept away from other food and cooked at the right temperature for the right length of time. However, if one or more of these stages is not adhered to, it is very easy to fall ill as the bacteria could survive the cooking process if the chicken is undercooked.
How long might it take to get food poisoning from undercooked chicken?
This varies, but you could fall ill within a matter of hours after eating the offending chicken. In some cases, it might take up to three days to be affected. You can usually expect to be ill for around a day or two, so if your symptoms last longer than a couple of days or you cannot keep water down at all, you should seek information and advice from your GP.
Eating out at restaurants and getting meals from takeaways is usually a safe practice. Every outlet is graded according to food safety standards, so you can see which ones are the safest to use in your area. However, some people do fall ill from eating contaminated chicken, and this could happen if you are unlucky enough to go somewhere that hasn’t followed the food safety rules on chicken and how to store it and cook it.
Do you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim?
Many people claim each year for suffering food poisoning from undercooked chicken. You may assume we only deal with accident claims at Accident Advice Helpline, but we do deal with food poisoning claims as well. Some people have gone on to receive compensation after calling our team on 0800 689 0500 to begin the process of learning more.
So, if you want to know more about your own situation, and providing you’re calling within three years of the event taking place, do get in touch with us today. We welcome all mobile callers too, who can ring on 0333 500 0993 now.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead