Looking for an injury claim solicitor in Gedney Hil?
If you have had a road traffic accident, then you may start a road traffic claim with an injury claim solicitor in Gedney Hill. If you have had an occupational accident, then you may start an occupational claim with an injury solicitor in Gedney Hill. If you have suffered food poisoning, you can start a food poisoning claim with an injury solicitor in Gedney Hill.
Actually, food poisoning claims can a lot more complicated than that. If you have suffered food poisoning and want to start a claim, then you will have to prove two things:
- That you have suffered from food poisoning; and
- That the person/organisation you are claiming from caused your food poisoning.
It can be a bit harder to prove a food poisoning episode than it is to prove a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident claim, but there are expert lawyers who work in this area all the time. Some of these lawyers work for Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us for a chat about your case whenever you want to – 24/7 – on 0800 689 0500.
One of the factors that can contribute to a food poisoning outbreak is poor pest control in a food business. Here’s how that can happen.
The role of pests and rodents
Pests and rodents are any unwanted creature in a food business premises. Animals carry many food poisoning bacteria and viruses; a food business is not the right place for an animal. Some types of animals that are particularly unwelcome in food businesses include:
- Pigeons; and
All of these animals are common in urban environments and will soon set up home in a food business if they get chance. This is because a food business is the ideal home for a pest/vermin; it supplies a nice warm, moist environment that is sheltered and has an endless supply of food!
The most successful measures of pest control include a strict regime that makes the food business less desirable as home to the pests. This can be done by:
- Making sure that they have no shelter – clear away packaging immediately and keep everything in and outside the food premises very organised and uncluttered;
- Make arrangements for a regular refuse collection so that food waste does not build up and store all food waste in pest-proof containers. Plastic bags are not pest-proof;
- Make sure there is no water supply. Make sure that the drainage system is working properly and that there are no dripping taps;
- Remove undergrowth and heavy foliage that could provide pests with a nice place to hide; and
- Pest-proof the actual food business. Make sure that there are no holes where rats and mice could enter. These mammals can get through incredibly small holes and can scale walls when they are looking for food, water or shelter.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown