Imagine that you are enjoying a meal out at a restaurant or a take-away meal at home. You have just started eating the meal and you get a burning sensation in your mouth or throat. This may be a sign of chemical contamination and you may have to consider making an injury claim solicitor in Highfield chemical food contamination claim.
Chemical contamination is when a chemical (usually a liquid) gets into food. The contaminant cannot usually be seen by the consumer. The effects of chemical contamination can be very serious. Burns and irritation of the mouth and throat can occur as can vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Long term damage to health is also a possibility. Chemicals can enter the food with the raw materials, during storage, preparation, service or display. Common sources and examples of chemical contamination are given here.
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The first place to seek help is obviously a doctor. You may have to attend your local Accident and Emergency Department. It may help if you are able to take the offending food with you.
It may be possible to test the food to see which sort of chemical was in it and this will help to plan your treatment and to establish your injury solicitor Highfield chemical food contamination claim at a later date.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you with all of the legal aspects of the claim and you can easily contact them on their 24/7 hotline. They can handle your case on a no win no fee basis so that you can avoid huge upfront legal costs.
How may your contamination claim have been prevented?
As part of your food contamination claim your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will be proving who caused the injury. There are many precautions that should be followed in food businesses to prevent chemical food contamination and these should reduce the risk of a food business becoming involved in a Highfield chemical food contamination claim. They are:
- Preventing chemicals (pesticides, weed killers or dioxins) entering the food from raw ingredients by sieving and washing the raw ingredients, always using a reputable supplier and contacting the supplier if the packaging of delivered foods is damaged or there is an unusual appearance or odour.
- Preventing cleaning chemicals from contaminating food by making sure that they are delivered separately from and stored away from food. Cleaning chemicals must be used according to manufactures instructions and only cleaning chemicals suitable for food areas should be purchased. Never transfer chemicals out of their original container – the labeling should be clear. If cleaning chemicals spill onto food – throw it away.
- Preventing pest control chemicals from entering food by making sure that chemicals used to control pests are used correctly and are clearly labelled. It is also advisable to use the services of a reputable Pest Control Company.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown