Are you seeking injury solicitors in East Grinstead for help with your food poisoning claim?
Food poisoning is a relatively common illness that often goes unreported if the symptoms are mild and short lived. However, for many people food poisoning can last longer than this and can ruin important occasions such as family gatherings, holidays and days out, with distressing and debilitating symptoms.
How food becomes contaminated
Food can become contaminated by bacteria, viruses or even parasites. Once food has become contaminated and it is consumed, devastating symptoms of food poisoning can occur usually within 12-24 hours after the food has been eaten, namely:
- stomach cramps and,
- Campylobacter is responsible for most cases of bacterial food poisoning and is commonly found in foods such as unpasteurised milk, untreated water and raw poultry and meats.
- Salmonella is found in raw eggs and raw poultry. If these products are not cooked sufficiently, then the bacteria may not be destroyed and can be transferred to humans through consuming the food.
- Listeria is commonly found in pre-packed foods which are ready to eat such as pate, soft cheeses, ready to eat sandwiches, sliced cooked meats, unpasteurised milk, butter and untreated water.
Norovirus is a common culprit causing viral food contamination. This virus may be transferred between people and between humans and food during the production, preparation, cooking and serving of foods. This is known as cross-contamination.
Parasitic food poisoning
Parasites such as Toxoplasmosis are transferred to foods through becoming infected by cat faeces from cats infected with the parasite. Toxoplasmosis passes out of the cat in their faeces and may infect foods grown there.
Reducing the likelihood of developing food poisoning
- simple hygiene practices such as hand washing before, during and after food preparation
- cooking foods thoroughly to reduce the likelihood of consuming food that has been contaminated
- washing foods grown in the ground thoroughly
- not handling food if you are ill yourself to reduce cross-contamination
- ensure that foods are eaten by their use by date
- store foods correctly and at the appropriate temperature
- don’t refreeze thawed foods, cook thoroughly first, then refreeze
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline or injury solicitors in East Grinstead
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have injury solicitors in East Grinstead they can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that work across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in East Grinstead look no further than our expert service.
Call the leading experts, Accident Advice Helpline any time on our helpline. Our capable and friendly advisers can answer any queries that you may have about your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim over the phone. The helpline number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
If you are entitled to make a claim, you may wish to consider using our injury solicitors to make the claim on your behalf. The professional and highly experienced injury solicitors will ensure that your claim is handled with integrity and accountability. Try our unique 30-second online test and find out if you can make a claim with our injury solicitors today!
Date Published: 10th December 2013
Author: David Brown