Have you been poisoned by something you have eaten? Speak to the injury solicitors in China Town to make your claim for compensation!
Over the last 30 years the worldwide eating and culinary habits have radically changed to incorporate more ready to eat and takeaway meals, that require little or no preparation and are produced in mass quantities for ease of consumption.
Unfortunately, this increase in the consumption of pre-packed and pre-prepared foods has coincided with an increase in the incidence of food poisoning cases. Many of these pre-packed meals may become infected with bacteria and viruses during the production and processing stages of the food, or through incorrect storage of the product once purchased. It is important to reheat these types of convenience foods thoroughly; to reduce the likelihood of consuming contaminated foods.
How does food become contaminated?
Food may become contaminated due to three likely culprits:
Bacterial infection due to
- Campylobacter bacteria which are present in unpasteurised milk, untreated water and under-cooked poultry and meats
- Salmonella which may be present in raw and under-cooked egg products and poultry products
- Listeria which is commonly found in pre-packed foods such as pate, soft cheeses, butter, unpasteurised milk and dairy products
Viral infection such as:
- Norovirus which is commonly transmitted between humans through contact or through the handling, preparation, cooking or serving of food.
Can I avoid food poisoning?
Simple measures can be undertaken to reduce the likelihood of becoming infected by contaminated food.
- Always maintain good hygiene practices in the kitchen
- Store foods appropriately and follow use by dates on foods
- Always cook foods thoroughly to reduce the likelihood of bacterial contamination
- Always wash hands thoroughly before and during food preparation
- Don’t use the same utensils for cooked and raw food
- If foods appear “off” and smell or are discoloured, such as poultry, fish or eggs, don’t be tempted to cook and eat them
- Always wash vegetables and salad produce thoroughly to remove any traces of parasites or insects
- If you reheat foods, ensure that they are cooked throughout and are piping hot
Claiming for your food poisoning incident with injury solicitors in China Town
If you are the victim of food poisoning and it was caused by someone else’s fault within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using the injury solicitors in China Town at Accident Advice Helpline.
Their injury solicitors in China Town are highly experienced in processing personal injury compensation claims for food poisoning and they can provide a professional and accountable service throughout the claims process.
Take the unique 30 second online test and find out quickly if you are eligible to make a claim using their injury solicitors in China Town! It will also give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded. If you would rather speak to an adviser then just call our team on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown