The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recalled a range of Indian ready meals made by the Mrs Unis brand in Scotland. The FSA said in a statement that there was “not enough evidence” to make it clear that the products were fine for people to eat. No cases of food poisoning resulted from the products. However, there were concerns that the process controls in place in the factory where the products were manufactured may not be sufficient at preventing the growth of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, making the food not safe to eat. This is the bacterium responsible for causing botulism.
Botulism is a serious type of food poisoning, therefore no one wants to take any chances that the meals could be affected. Accident Advice Helpline have seen cases over the years of people who have suffered unpleasant symptoms as a result of contracting botulism from contaminated food.
What symptoms tend to arise with botulism?
Botulism is unlike many other types of food poisoning. It can generate many nasty symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, with the usual stomach cramps as well. However, other symptoms including facial weakness, difficulty swallowing and speaking and also trouble breathing can also arise. Needless to say, such food is not safe to eat.
If an illness like this has been caused by eating a contaminated meal, individuals may have a chance to claim compensation for their troubles. Accident Advice Helpline have already managed to secure compensation on a no win no fee* basis for many clients over the years who have suffered food poisoning under such circumstances.
Why does the FSA sometimes recall food products?
This is sometimes done as a precaution and it may not necessarily mean that the food products affected are actually infected with bacteria that could potentially cause food poisoning. However, it is better to be safe than sorry.
If you’ve been affected by food poisoning contracted as a result of eating takeaway, supermarket or restaurant food, you may have good cause to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline will inform you of how good your situation is if you call us on 0800 689 0500. We can provide no-obligation advice and determine whether you could claim compensation without paying legal fees. If you don’t win, you won’t have any fees to pay at all, so it won’t cost a penny to find out or press ahead with a compensation claim with us.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown