How to avoid food poisoning
Food poisoning is something that isn’t just unpleasant to have to deal with, but can also be very serious or even fatal if it is bad enough. In some cases you can avoid food poisoning by looking out for the smell or look of food that just isn’t quite right to you. But in other cases food may smell and taste perfectly fine, but be harbouring bacteria that will make you ill. Here are some ways in which you can avoid food poisoning in your day to day life.
- Wash your hands. This is one point which cannot be overstated. You should wash your hands thoroughly constantly as you are preparing and eating food. Bacteria finds it easy to stick to your hands and under your fingernails, and then can be transferred direct to your food or mouth if you don’t wash your hands.
- Eat as soon as your food is cooked. Leaving food out to get simply warm rather than hot can also help to spread bacteria, and similarly cold food which warms up on a hot day can also build up bacteria. As soon as your food it ready, eat it, and avoid food which has been left out for too long.
- Store meat and other foods separately. In particular you should be storing meat far away from anything which you are going to eat raw. Meat should also be kept on the bottom shelf of your fridge, so it cannot drip onto anything else.
- Pay attention to what and where you are eating. If anything feels off about the food or the place in which you are eating you are better off leaving the food and walking away than risking it. If anything seems dirty, tastes odd or simply doesn’t look right to you, send it back or leave.
How to find solicitors in Halesowen if you want to claim compensation
If you have suffered severe food poisoning as the result of the negligence of a restaurant or store then you may be in a good position to claim compensation back from this restaurant or store through solicitors in Halesowen. It is always best to find solicitors in Halesowen who can represent you in any compensation claim, as they are able to put together a better claim for you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team about what happened to you and how you feel it could have been avoided. If the team agree with you that you have a good case for compensation then they will pass you over to our solicitors in Halesowen who will work with you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.