Do you love eating seafood? You wouldn’t be alone. Most of it is very good for us and can form part of a healthy diet. But if you have ever had food poisoning from eating lobster, you’d be forgiven for never wanting to eat it again. Mind you, most people would go off the food that had made them ill, at least for a time.
Some people have an aversion to eating certain foods, and lobster and other shellfish may be one of them. Fish and shellfish can become contaminated from the surroundings they live in before they are caught, and while proper cooking can remove some bacteria, it may not remove it all. Therefore, in some cases, some fish and shellfish will be rejected before it gets into the food chain, since some of the contaminants cannot be removed by cooking.
Is food poisoning from eating lobster common?
Thankfully, very few people will fall ill after eating lobster. You may have had it on several occasions before and been fine. However, if you do suffer from this condition, it can be quite unpleasant and take time to recover from.
There are four things that can cause food poisoning from any kind of fish. Bacteria and viruses are two of them, and these can also cause food poisoning in many foods. However, parasites and toxins might also cause problems in certain shellfish and fish.
Did you fall ill after eating lobster?
Eating lobster at a restaurant can seem like a luxurious thing to do. Indeed, in the majority of cases, people can enjoy such a dish and not be affected by it at all. However, if you were one of the few who fell victim to food poisoning from eating lobster, you do have a right to see if compensation might be due to be paid out to you.
To learn more, you just need to call 0800 689 0500 free of charge to reach Accident Advice Helpline now. We handle food poisoning cases throughout the year as well as accident claims, so we have lawyers who can specialise in this kind of case. If you want to call from your mobile phone, we have a line devoted to this, on 0333 500 0993. Just be sure to get some advice from us today – without any obligation to go ahead and claim.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead