The Khyber Pass takeaway in Hyson Green closed its doors on 26th June, after officers from Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection Service investigated an outbreak of kebab food poisoning. Thirteen customers were struck down with food poisoning and the council have advised those who visited the takeaway recently to seek medical advice if they feel unwell.
All thirteen customers involved in the outbreak were admitted to hospital with symptoms of food poisoning including diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. Faecal samples will be tested to reveal the type of food poisoning that has occurred, with results available in a couple of weeks. Further investigations will also take place at the premises, to determine how kebab food poisoning occurred.
Public Health England advise anyone with food poisoning symptoms to stay home from work, college or school until at least 48 hours after symptoms have subsided. They should also avoid preparing or handling food which will be consumed by anyone else. Those affected should avoid social gatherings, and there is no need to attend your GP surgery or local A&E department unless symptoms persist for more than a few days. If you have been struck down by food poisoning after eating food from your local takeaway, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Claiming compensation for food poisoning
Establishments serving food (whether restaurants, takeaways or cafés) must meet rigid food safety and hygiene guidelines – failure to do so could result in outbreaks of food poisoning or other illnesses. If you have experienced symptoms of food poisoning such as nausea, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, after eating food from your local takeaway, you should contact them to let them know. It’s also a good idea to let your local council know, as they may take action if several customers have had a similar experience. Contact a personal injury lawyer to find out if you could be eligible to claim compensation; don’t suffer in silence!
Next steps to claim
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Source: BBC News
Date Published: July 21, 2014
Author: David Brown