How to avoid food poisoning
Food poisoning can be painful and unpleasant, and in extreme situations can even be life-threatening. You cannot always avoid food poisoning, as if you are served bad food in a restaurant or hotel you may not know the conditions under which it has been prepared. However, whether you are at home or out and about, there are things you can do to avoid it as much as you can, which will limit your risk of falling ill from food:
- Know how you get food poisoning. Learn about the different types of food poisoning, the kinds of food they are caused by, and what can cause food to go bad. Food which has been left out for too long, has been undercooked or handled incorrectly can all cause food poisoning, so try to find out more about these.
- Keep food cold for as long as possible. Things like meat and dairy need to be kept as cold as possible right up until they are cooked, as this helps to stop bacteria growing. Don’t take these items out of the fridge too soon before you cook with them, and replace them as soon as you can.
- Wash your hands. You should wash your hands before cooking and preparing food, as well as just before you are going to eat. This is a surefire way of avoiding the spread of contamination.
- Look at your food. Before you eat, you should always look to see if your food is undercooked, looks or tastes odd in any way, or is cold in the middle. If anything makes you feel uneasy about what you are eating, then don’t eat it.
When to find injury solicitors in Hurley
If you have been given serious food poisoning in a restaurant, hotel or bar, then you may be able to claim compensation using injury solicitors in Hurley. You will need to prove that the poisoning you received came from the food you ate at that establishment, so you will need to get a medical assessment from your doctor, and hire injury solicitors in Hurley to help you to put together a claim which is more likely to be successful. Accident Advice Helpline work with dedicated and experienced injury solicitors in Hurley who can help you with your claim.
You can call us 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our team, who will talk you through the situation and help you decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do, then our injury solicitors in Hurley will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. They also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and you will be able to find out the status of your claim at any time by calling the helpline.
Date Published: 7th January 2014
Author: David Brown