Preventing food poisoning cases cannot be achieved just by having a smart looking food business. What the food handlers do inside the food business that is equally as important. It is the responsibility of the food business owner/manager to train and supervise the food handlers correctly in order to prevent the need to call an injury solicitor for food poisoning claims having to be started.
Some of the precautions that food handlers would be expected to take to prevent injury food poisoning cases are listed here.
The role of food handler clothing in food poisoning cases
Food handlers could have food poisoning bacteria on their clothing. They should therefore put on protective clothing BEFORE entering the area where food is being prepared. The type of clothing that they will be given will depend on the type of job that you are doing in the catering business. It may be:
Food handlers should check that their protective clothing is clean, in good condition and fits properly. It is important to report any problems to a supervisor. It is also important to not keep things in overall pockets – they could fall into food.
Food handlers should receive appropriate training about how to wear and treat their protective clothing. They should understand that they should not wear their protective clothing at home or to travel to work. They should also not wear the protective clothing to clean toilet areas – they should be given other clothing to do this job.
The clothes that food handlers wear at home and to travel into work could have dust, animal hairs and possibly pathogens on them. Also, these clothes have buttons, buckles, and zips etc. that could drop off and end up in a customer’s meal. This is why it is so vital to cover them up with special protective clothing that is suitable for food handlers. It is also very important to cover cuts, boils and spots with bright blue waterproof dressings as this can play a vital role in preventing the need for an injury solicitor in Glastonbury for food poisoning claims.
The dressings must be brightly coloured (usually blue) so that if they come off they can be spotted easily in food. If the cut is on a finger, the food handler may also have to wear gloves or water-proof finger stall. If a food handler notices that a dressing has come off whilst they were handling food they must immediately tell a supervisor. The bacteria that live on our skin, especially around cuts and sores, can also cause food poisoning so they must not get into food. Water-proof dressings seal in the wound and keep the bacteria in.
Claiming for food poisoning
If you have suffered food poisoning then you may be interested in making a claim for this. To help you claim you’ll need to use the services of an injury lawyer.
Many people choose Accident Advice Helpline to handle their food poisoning claim because they have been established for over 10 years. They are also fully endorsed by TV consumer champion, Esther Rantzen.
Although we do have an injury solicitor in Glastonbury we can still help you claim. We are a national firm so we help victims throughout the UK regardless of where they live. So we can act as you injury solicitor in Glastonbury.
For more information call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown