Food poisoning can be contracted through many types of food but some of the easier foods which can become contaminated include meat and fish because they need to be stored and cooked correctly and they need to be fresh. Bad meat or fish can be the main cause of food poisoning. If you got seriously ill after getting food poisoning from salmon, we would like to speak to you about your options and to find out whether you qualify for compensation.
Dangers of salmon
Salmon is frequently enjoyed by people at home and in restaurants, but toxins in salmon can result in food poisoning, leaving victims suffering from sickness, diarrhoea and dizziness. Common toxins specifically found in salmon can result in scombroid and ciguatera poisoning. Food poisoning can be avoided by making sure the salmon is fresh and is stored in a refrigerator or freezer (covered) and does not come into contact with other foods directly or by cross contamination. The salmon should be cooked well too.
The NHS has also issued warnings about Atlantic salmon and sea trout caught in the rivers and surrounding seas of the United Kingdom. These fish may harbour a parasitic worm called anisakis. To avoid getting ill from this parasite people have been advised to remove the guts of the fish and to cook the fish well or freeze it before cooking. You should also avoid any cross contamination in the kitchen and store the fish correctly.
How to claim for food poisoning from salmon
If you are certain that your food poisoning was caused by contaminated salmon then you could claim for compensation. You would need to know where the salmon was consumed and have been seen by a medical professional to confirm your food poisoning. You may know others who were also affected by food poisoning in the same establishment. Call our team to find out about your right to compensation and how much you could be eligible to receive.
Don’t suffer alone
If you were the victim of food poisoning from salmon, get the compensation and justice you deserve with a law firm who you can trust. We always put the victim first and our no-win, no-fee service is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles).
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton