Bacteria and viruses love nothing more than to get into places they shouldn’t be, our food. Once they have contaminated it, they will thrive and quickly spread to anywhere else they can. If utensils and work surfaces are not cleaned between preparing different foods, cross contamination will occur and give them more breeding ground. We are here for you when you need to know how to get legal help in St Peter Port.
Contaminated food can very easily make you ill with food poisoning
There are many places you could eat, where someone else has prepared the food and you have no control over their kitchens. Some of the places might be:
- Take aways
- Works canteens
If you have eaten in any of these, or anywhere else that has made you ill, you may be entitled to make a food poisoning injury claim. This is why you may be wondering how to get legal help in St Peter Port.
Always take precautions
There are precautions that can be taken to try and reduce the risk of food poisoning, most of it basic hygiene and common sense. Some of the suggestions are:
- Ensure all preparation and cooking areas are clean
- Make sure all staff use basic hygiene and wash their hands regularly
- Make sure if someone is ill or has dirty hands, they do not touch the food
- Cook food thoroughly
- Don’t keep cooked food at warm temperature for prolonged periods
- Stores foods at correct temperatures
- Don’t use food that has gone past its use by date
Any of these simple things if not adhered to can let the food become contaminated, make people ill and make the eatery have to face a food poisoning injury claim from injury lawyers in St Peter Port.
The most susceptible
All foods can become contaminated, but some are more likely to be infested by the bacteria than others. Some examples are
- Burgers and sausages
- Unpasteurised milk
- Poultry, pork and raw meats
- Raw eggs
- Soft cheeses
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Cooked sliced meats
If you start having stomach cramps, and vomiting soon after eating out, there is a good chance you have food poisoning. Mild cases will clear up on their own if you rest and sip plenty of water until you start to feel better. Only then should you attempt any other food and then it should be things that are easy to digest.
Don’t blame the chef
Contamination is not always the fault of the eatery, it could have been caused anywhere in the food preparation, with a supplier perhaps, so don’t always blame the chef.
How to get legal help in St Peter Port
If you have had food poisoning you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to see if you have a valid claim. We have been handling these types of claims for over 15 years, as well as claims for all types of injuries from all types of accidents. We have the experience you need to keep the process as simple as possible, while maximising the amount you get.
Call our advisors on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile for all the help and advice you will need. Find out how to get legal help in St Peter Port today.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown