Most of us realise that food and drink we buy in the supermarkets goes through a stringent process to ensure nothing gets into it before it reaches our shelves and indeed our shopping trolleys. However recent reports have revealed that many recalled products over the last year have contained some worrying additions.
The so-called ‘Big Four’ supermarkets have all been affected by various recalls. Sainsbury’s was recently in the news for warning customers about olives that had been on sale in their stores. In this case there was the potential for them to contain glass. Routine tests have also found Morrisons seafood sandwiches may have contained seafood that was not cooked properly. Other recalled products include a specific type of ice cream cone sold by Tesco. In this particular case painkillers were discovered in two separate cones, and the chain recalled all of them to be safe.
Cases such as these are extremely rare when you consider the amount of products sold on a daily basis by all the supermarkets in the UK today. Even though recalled products are rare it is still a worrying situation for many of us.
Could you be in a position to claim for compensation over such incidents?
Every supermarket puts out warnings and alerts if it suspects a certain food or drink may be harmful to health in some way. They typically request people should contact them and return the offending packs for a refund.
However there may be the potential for cases to occur where people eat or drink something that later makes them ill. If you have evidence that this has occurred to you or your children, you should contact a lawyer for professional advice so you can determine the situation.
Accident Advice Helpline lawyers can provide input and advice on these matters
Our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500 – is in place to assist and advise people just like you. If we are able to assess your particular case we can determine whether there is a good chance of seeking compensation for your injuries and inconvenience. Contact Accident Advice Helpline now and find out whether you can launch a no win, no fee* compensation claim against those responsible. Being in a situation like this can be traumatic and upsetting, and there is a possibility to get compensated in cash as a result of the event.