Most people know that certain types of food need to be stored in fairly specific conditions if the person who is later going to consume them is to avoid a nasty dose of food poisoning. This isn’t just about adhering to use-by dates. If a food item is not stored how it should be, or is allowed to become contaminated, the individual who is later unfortunate enough to tuck into it could find themselves becoming very poorly indeed.
Everybody should be made aware how to store their food properly, and certain types of drink for that matter, to minimise the chances of anybody suffering a rather nasty dose of food poisoning. This is important in the home, especially if you have young children, but absolutely imperative if you run a food service business, be it a high-end restaurant or a roadside burger trailer.
If your dodgy food storage practices are the reason for one of your customers falling ill, you could stand a chance of being sued by the ill person and a top solicitor could help them. If you need to make event claims in Johnstone after suffering food poisoning, get in touch with us.
Food poisoning and event claims in Johnstone
If you do own a food service business and are keen to avoid being sued by an event claims in Johnstone solicitor after giving a customer a dose of food poisoning, you would be wise to make sure that all of your staff are well versed in how to uphold the very highest standards of food hygiene. All of your workers should wash their hands thoroughly before handling any ingredients. Separate chopping boards and containers should be used for raw and cooked food, which should also be kept separate in your refrigerators.
While you might be prepared to push things use-by date-wise at home, this is not something you’d want to do in a food service business. Apart from the chance that you might make somebody ill if you were to serve them food that was off, it’s illegal to sell food that is past its use-by date. Why do you think supermarkets reduce food that is nearing its use-by date and chuck it away if they can’t shift it?
If you were to make a customer ill by serving them a contaminated meal, the injured party might be able to take event claims in Johnstone action against you with relative ease. If they had medical evidence that they had indeed suffered food poisoning and have proof that they ate food you had sold them, a top-class 100% no win no fee* solicitor such as the Accident Advice Helpline might be very happy to represent them, and claim the compensation they are due.
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Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown