If you decide to treat yourself to a meal out, or a takeaway or maybe dinner in the works canteen and it makes you feel ill after eating it then there is a high chance that the food you have been served is contaminated with bacteria which has given you a dose of food poisoning. If this is the situation you have found yourself in, you may want to speak with experienced injury solicitors in Fyvie about the possibility of making a personal injury compensation claim. However, you don’t need to worry about finding a local injury solicitor; all you need to do is contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
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How can you avoid food poisoning? If food outlets take all the precautions they can – and most of them do – there will be very little chance of contracting food poisoning. Somethings they should do are:
- Be careful about personal hygiene, washing their hands regularly
- Make sure the food is cooked properly
- Avoid keeping cooked food at warm temperature for a long time
- Store food at the correct temperatures
- Make sure food is within its use by date
- Avoid cross contamination of foods
- Make sure the cooking area is clean and tidy at all times
These are mainly common sense, things you would do in your own home but in fairness to them all, the problem could have happened before the food reaches them. They are preparing food they have been supplied with and the contamination could have happened at the suppliers.
The contamination is not always apparent, but if any foods looks discoloured or does not smell right, it should be discarded. Any food poisoning cases should be reported to the Foods Standards Agency who will trace the source of the bacteria, and stop it.
Some foods need extra care
All foods can become contaminated, but some are more likely to be infected by the bacteria than others. Some of these are:
- Cooked sliced meats
- Unpasteurised milk
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
If you want to make a food poisoning claim, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in making personal injury claims of all types. We have been helping victims for over 15 years and many thousands of them have received the compensation they were entitled to.
Although we do not have experienced injury solicitors in Fyvie we can still represent you and your claim using our specialist partners in Scotland. To contact us just send us the text message “claim365” to us on 88010 and we will call you to find out how we can help you with the claims’ process.
You can also call us on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline, or from a mobile, call us on 0333 500 0993.
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