If you have been made ill by food from a food outlet, you may need to make an injury claim in Painswick
Contaminated food can very easily make you ill. Once the food becomes contaminated with bacteria or viruses, they multiply extremely quickly. If this happens to you, it might be necessary to make a food poisoning injury claim in Painswick.
The outlets you might eat at that may end up in you having to make an injury claim in Painswick
There are all sorts of places you could eat at, where you have not prepared the food yourself, that the food may make you ill and you may want to make an injury claim in Painswick. The sorts of eateries this could happen at are:
- Works canteens
The precautions these establishments should take
There are ways of reducing the risk of food poisoning, which everyone should follow, some of these are:
- 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, the date is there for a reason
- Make sure if someone is ill or has dirty hands, they do not touch the food
- Avoid cross contamination of foods by cleaning utensils and work surfaces between preparing different foods
- Make sure the cooking area is clean and tidy at all times
If any basic hygiene is not adhered to, and you contract food poisoning, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Painswick.
The foods that are likely to become contaminated
All foods can become contaminated, but some are more likely to be infested by the bacteria than others. Some of these are:
- Raw meats
- Raw eggs
- Soft cheeses
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Cooked sliced meats
- Unpasteurised milk
How you will know you have food poisoning
You will start to feel ill soon after eating the bad food, certainly no longer than three days later. You will have nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. You should 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.
The guilty party
When eating out, you have to remember that the food has been supplied to where ever you are eating, the eatery is only preparing and cooking the food. This does mean that the contamination could have happened before it reached the food outlet and they may be totally unaware of the problem.
For this reason, if you have a case of food poisoning, you should report it to the Foods Agency. They will trace and put a stop to the correct source of the contamination.
Where to make your claim
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to make your injury claim in Painswick. We have dealt with many food poisoning compensation claims and have the experience and knowledge to deal with it.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 for all the help and advice you will need.
Date Published: 3rd September 2013