Preventing customer food poisoning is something that should be at the forefront of every restaurant and takeaway owner’s mind. A bout of food poisoning is unlikely to affect just one person at an outlet like this – it could well affect many who eat from the same place at the same time. Often, an outbreak of food poisoning will be traced back to an outlet and it will require extensive cleaning before it can be reopened.
There are many ways employers in these outlets should be preventing customer food poisoning. For instance, every single one of their employees should have received proper in-depth food safety training. This will ensure everyone knows how to do their jobs properly, and how to prevent the likelihood of food poisoning occurring in the first place.
Handling food and storing it properly
Improper storage can increase the odds of food becoming contaminated. For example, cooked food should always be stored at the correct temperature, and it should be kept well away from raw foods as well. Cross-contamination can happen very easily when the proper measures are not taken.
It is also important to check all equipment is operating at the correct temperature. For example, you might put food in a fridge and assume it is stored safely. However, if the fridge is not operating as it should be, it may actually be at a higher temperature than you might think.
Good for business, good for the customer
Needless to say, a bout of food poisoning doesn’t do the business responsible any good, much less the customer who suffers from it. You may know this first-hand if you have been affected by food poisoning as a result of eating at a particular outlet. It doesn’t matter where it is or what you ate, you would feel nervous of eating there again.
Perhaps more importantly, you may want to consider the likelihood of getting some compensation for your pains. Accident Advice Helpline doesn’t merely deal with the outcome of injuries caused by accidents; we also handle claims concerning food poisoning cases just like these. Call today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about a no win, no fee claim and whether one of our professional injury compensation lawyers could help you. If you are in doubt, a quick call to our team will help dispel any uncertainties you might have too.
Date Published: February 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead