More cases of food poisoning in Vale of White Horse are being reported each year. Possibly because of the changes in lifestyle and the use of more convenience foods and eating out more often, and possibly because people are more aware they should report food poisoning, so that the source can be found and stopped.
The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) have worked hard, together with local councils, to try and improve hygiene standards in all places that serve or sell food to consumers, and if warning and making food outlets close until they have put their house in order does not do the trick, they will prosecute the offending party.
Anything that is supplied to consumers has to be safe, and food is no exception to this law. If you buy food from a shop, a canteen, a café, a restaurant, a takeaway or anywhere else and it gives you food poisoning you may be able to make a Vale of White Horse no win no fee* accident claim.
Avoiding food poisoning in Vale of White Horse
Food outlets of all types need to do their best to make sure the food they are selling is not infested with bacteria. This is the most common cause of food poisoning, and there are things they can do to reduce the risk of it happening:
- Make sure the kitchen, all preparation areas and utensils are always clean, particularly between preparing different foods.
- Make sure all food is properly cooked
- When using foods that are served fresh, such as fruits and salads, make sure they have been thoroughly cleaned
- Never refreeze unused frozen foods, they should always be discarded.
- Do not keep cooked foods at warm temperatures for prolonged periods
- Make sure foods are stored at the correct temperature, particularly chilled foods
- Make sure that staff wash their hands on a regular basis
- Do not let anyone in the kitchen that us ill
- Take particular care with the foods that are more susceptible to being infested, such as poultry, other raw meats, burgers, sausages, shellfish and cream cheeses.
Looking after food in the proper manner should help reduce the risk of food poisoning, but sometimes the infestation has already happened at a supplier, and it is not always visible to the naked eye. This is where the FSA earn their keep, they will find the source of the problem, and make sure a stop is put to it, whatever the cause may be.
Making a no win no fee* accident claim
If you want to make a Vale of white Horse no win no fee* accident claim for food poisoning, or any other injury or illness you have suffered because of someone else, get in touch with the personal injury claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline.