Food poisoning is sadly a common disease in the UK, despite the introduction of very strict hygiene rules and regulations. Every time we eat out in a restaurant or café or order a takeaway meal, we trust that that the people preparing that meal have done so in a hygienic way and that we will not suffer food poisoning after eating it.
If we do become ill after eating some food that we have purchased, then we may think about starting a food poisoning claim with an injury claim solicitor in Gaydon. Accident Advice Helpline are just the right people to help with this. We are a well-established legal firm who have been helping people with food poisoning and other compensation claims for over a decade. We are also fully endorsed by the TV consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
If you have suffered food poisoning, then something went wrong with the food preparation. There are all sorts of financial and time pressures on commercial caterers, and sometimes corners are cut and food is not prepared in the way that it should be. If you can show that your food poisoning was caused by food from a particular business, then you may be able to start a claim. The experts at Accident Advice Helpline can explain more about this.
Preventing food poisoning – pest control
Some food poisoning cases could be caused because there has been a lack of pest control at a food business. It is a duty of the food business operator to make sure that there are no vermin at the premises. Rats, mice, birds, cockroaches and other animals can cause contamination of surfaces where food is prepared and utensils used to handle food. These animals pick up contamination from rotting debris and sewage. The contamination contains food poisoning bacteria and viruses, and if this gets onto food then it can make us ill.
There are a whole range of measures that can be taken to rodent-proof or pest-proof a food business premises, and these make a real contribution to preventing food poisoning outbreaks and food poisoning claims. Some of these are:
- Housekeeping – one of the best ways to deter pests is to make sure that they do not have any food supply and anywhere to shelter. This can be achieved by making sure that the internal and extra environment of the food business is very well organised. There should not be any material such as boxes left over from deliveries piled up in corners or against walls. Deliveries should be dealt with and put away promptly.
- Refuse – this is the ideal food and shelter for pests. It is essential to store waste in pest-proof containers (bins) and to have it collected on a regular basis.
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