How does food poisoning exposure happen?
Very easily. Food poisoning is often caused because of carelessness in hygiene, or because restaurants, takeaways etc. don’t want to waste the out of date food so still use it.
How can you avoid food poisoning exposure when eating out?
Whilst eating out, you are very reliant on the restaurant, or takeaway, to be hygienic, to use in date food and cook it properly. You cannot be watching over what they do in their kitchens, but choose a place that at least looks clean. Although it should be said that even top restaurants, sometimes through no fault of their own, have in the past caused several cases of food poisoning exposure.
If you suspect any food outlet of not being hygienic or using food that is out of date or stale, you should report them to the Foods Standards Agency who is responsible for the food safety policies and legislation in the UK. They will send a Food Safety Officer, unannounced, to check the food outlet is complying with all the rules and regulations.
What happens if you are made ill by food poisoning exposure?
Food poisoning exposure will have different effects on different people, as some are more susceptible to complications than others, particularly the very young, the elderly, and people with reduced immune systems such as HIV and cancer sufferers.
If you are made ill by food poisoning exposure you need to discuss the matter with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you have a case for a food poisoning compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with many such cases over the years since we were established in 2000 and our in house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with these matters.
We have a compensation calculator called the 30-second test on our website, which if you complete, will give you some guidance about qualification and the amount you may receive.
If you would rather speak to a real person and discuss your case, then you should ring our helpline freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. and speak to one of our friendly advisors who will assist you all they can.