Surely you can’t get food poisoning from cheese? After all, many cheeses have mould in them so eating a cheese that has some bacteria present would surely be safe? Wouldn’t it?
Of course, while some cheeses are mouldy by their very nature, cheese can potentially be contaminated with bacteria that can make you very ill. Some soft cheeses can harbour a bacterium called listeria – or more properly, listeria monocytogenes. While listeria is a rare case of food poisoning, it has the potential to be serious if you end up falling ill while ingesting cheese with this bacterium present.
Mild symptoms to start with
Listeriosis is the name of the condition that develops in someone who has unknowingly ingested listeria bacteria. While many bacteria will cause symptoms within hours of being ingested, and no more than a day afterwards, listeria is different. The symptoms can be mild to start with, and they may even take weeks to develop.
However, even though someone affected could believe they have flu to start with, they may eventually get worse and suffer more serious symptoms. These are rare, but headaches, seizures and confusion could have the potential to develop.
Have you had food poisoning from cheese?
Your case of food poisoning from cheese doesn’t need to be as serious as this to stand a chance of claiming some compensation. Indeed, you may have a chance to claim if you have suffered food poisoning in the past three years that was a direct result of eating contaminated food supplied by a food outlet of some kind. This might have been at a restaurant, in a takeaway, at a buffet at an event or anywhere else of a similar nature.
Accident Advice Helpline does deal with the outcome of many accidents, but we have also handled many food poisoning claims over the years, since we first began helping people back in 2000. Today, with Dame Esther Rantzen supporting us as our patron, we are still helping people make claims resulting from food poisoning from cheese and other foods. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or try 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.
Our team is ready and waiting to answer your questions and to recommend whether you could make a no-win, no-fee claim for compensation. If negligence was the cause of your food poisoning, this could be a possibility.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead