Some people assume that food poisoning incidents are restricted to dodgy back street cafes that operate late at night but this is far from the truth. Food poisoning outbreaks can arise from any food business and this includes businesses in the Gerrards Cross area. If you have need for an injury claim solicitor in Gerrards Cross, call us today.
If you suspect that you have grounds to start a claim with an injury claim solicitor in Gerrards Cross then one of the first phone calls that you should make should be to Accident Advice Helpline. We are a large legal firm with specialist teams of injury lawyers.
We will set about trying to prove that your claim was caused by a particular restaurant or café. Sometimes this isn’t straight forward and because it is a specialist area of personal law you will need an injury solicitor which matching specialism.
Sources of food poisoning bacteria
We all carry millions of bacteria on our bodies every day and some of these can be harmful if they enter food. There are some very sensible precautions that all food handlers should take to prevent the food that they are preparing from becoming contaminated and to avoid the need for Accident Advice Helpline to become involved at all. Some of these common sense requirements are listed here.
- Keeping nails short and clean – short nails are easier to keep clean and it’s easier to see that nails are clean if they are not painted with nail polish. A nailbrush should be provided at the food premises so that staff can keep their nails clean.
- Hand washing – hand washing should be carried out thoroughly and correctly and food handling staff should receive training in how to wash hands correctly. It is not just swiping hands under the cold tap and rushing off! Soap and warm water are needed to loosen grease and dirt and hands should be rubbed together. It is important to pay attention to the areas between fingers which may get forgotten.
- Facilities – effective hand washing can only be carried out if the appropriate facilities are provided. Food preparation areas need to have a readily accessible wash hand basin – this is NOT the sink that the dishes and utensils are washed in. The wash hand basin needs hot and cold water, soap and a nail brush.
- Drying – dry hands carry fewer bacteria than wet hands – hand drying facilities are vital.
What to do now?
Contact our team of advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline. Our lines are open daily and one of the team will be able to guide you through the initial assessment to establish if you have a personal injury claim to make.
The numbers to call are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. These numbers will get you through to our team of advisers who will then be able to pass your details to our team of no-win, no-fee* solicitors if you have a claim to answer and want us to handle it for you.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown