If you own any sort of food services business, one of the most important things you’ll need to keep an eye on hygiene-wise is how chicken is handled in your kitchen. Raw poultry harbours some very nasty bacteria that can cause food poisoning at the drop of a hat. Campylobacter bacteria, which is often present on the skin of raw chicken, can be particularly dangerous in this respect and if people suffer food poisoning they may wish to make Milton claims for compensation.
This is precisely why it’s so important that you and your workers know what you’re doing when it comes to handling and preparing any poultry products. If you don’t, you could wind up infecting one or more of your customers with some form of food poisoning.
This could lead to the injured party taking some form of Milton claims action against you, and could even result in a visit from your local council’s health inspector. The former could lead to you and your liability insurer having to pay out damages, while the latter could result in a large fine or even the closure of your business if hygiene standards were found not to be high enough. It’s really not worth taking the risk.
Raw chicken and Milton claims action
Don’t be tempted to wash raw chicken before cooking it. Many people are prone to running chicken under the tap before banging it in the oven, on the hob or atop the grill in the misguided belief that this will wash any bacteria off, making it less likely that the person consuming the meat will fall ill.
While it may be true that doing do will wash some bacteria off, it will make negligible difference to the person who eats the chicken. As long as the bird is cooked properly, the heat from the oven should kill any bacteria, making the prospect of Milton claims action unlikely.
All washing a chicken under a running tap will do is splash bacteria around your kitchen. If you have any utensils or chopping boards around your sink, it will be highly likely that bacteria will splash onto these when you run poultry under a tap. Any bacteria will then be transferred to any other food you prepare with the contaminated utensils and surfaces.
Personal injury action threat
If a group of your customers all fall ill after consuming the same dish from your food service business, they won’t need to do much to work out the source of their suffering. Once they have, taking Milton claims action against you could be as simple as calling a top 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline. It really could be that straightforward.
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