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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Hook Norton food poisoning claims

    Many personal injury claims could have been avoided if people had acted differently. If someone had driven their car with more care and attention then they may not have collided with you and caused you road traffic accident injury solicitor Hook Norton claim.

    If your employer had carried out a thorough risk assessment then you may not have fallen in work and you could have avoided your occupational injury solicitor Hook Norton work place claim.

    If a food handler had been more hygienic at work or a food business owner had been more vigilant then you would not have had food poisoning and you would have avoided Hook Norton food poisoning claims.

    Preventing Hook Norton food poisoning claims

    Good food hygiene is not complicated but it does require some thought and attention to details. Here are some of the things that could prevent an injury solicitor Hook Norton food poisoning claim:

    1. It is impossible to eliminate pathogenic bacteria completely from raw food. Therefore, all raw meat and vegetables should be treated as if they are contaminated. However, some steps can be taken to limit the amount of pathogenic bacteria on them.

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    • Use a reputable supplier for all raw foods. Make sure that you are happy with the quality of your deliveries.
    • Store meat in the refrigerator (or freezer if frozen). Storage at low temperatures will prevent bacteria multiplying. Defrost frozen meat and poultry in a refrigerator.
    • Buy eggs from a reputable supplier and store them in a cool, dry place, ideally in the refrigerator. There is also a smaller chance that eggs from vaccinated flocks will contain salmonella.  Do not use damaged or dirty eggs.
    • If several eggs are broken to use later (called ‘pooling’) do not make too much, only what is needed for one day. Do not keep it for more than twenty four hours. Do not add to it – throw it away at the end of the day and start again. Store it in the refrigerator and take out small amounts as needed.
    • The old saying “A little bit of dirt won’t hurt you” is not true when we are dealing with food safety. All fruit and vegetables must be thoroughly washed before they are eaten – It is especially important to wash vegetables that are covered in soil.
    • Rub vegetables in a bowl of fresh water, starting with the least soiled items first. Give each of them a final rinse under running water – loose produce tends to have more soil attached to it than pre-packaged fruit and vegetables.
    • Peeling or cooking fruit and vegetables can also remove bacteria.
    • Check the label – unless packaging around vegetables says ‘ready-to-eat’ you must wash, peel or cook them before eating.

    If you suspect that you have grounds to start an injury solicitor Hook Norton food poisoning claim then it is advisable to call Accident Advice Helpline. They will be able to advise you what to do.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 24th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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