When you eat out somewhere, whether at a restaurant, café, canteen or maybe a takeaway, you hope to enjoy the food and do not expect to be made ill because of it. But sometimes, if the food outlet does not take the proper care, the food becomes contaminated and victims suffer a bout of food poisoning, resulting in no win no fee in Barry claims.
Contamination happens because of bacteria, and occasionally viruses. Food is an ideal place for them to multiply and they soon do if allowed to infest any.
If this has happened to you, sometime in the last three years, no win no fee Barry solicitors would like to talk to you. They could possibly help you claim compensation from the eatery, which is a legal entitlement if you have been injured or made ill through the fault of someone else.
Ready meals and pre-packed sandwiches can also be a source of contamination, and you should take care when consuming these. If anything does not look or smell quite right, discard it rather than risk being ill.
There are precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk of food poisoning, many of which you probably do in your own home. Places serving food to consumers also need to follow them as well, though, such things as:
- The preparation and cooking area should be kept clean at all times
- The food should be cooked properly
- Fresh foods should be thoroughly washed
- Frozen food that has thawed and not used should be discarded
- Cooked food should not be left at warm temperatures for too long.
- Food that is past its use by date cannot be used
- Food should not be handled by someone who is ill or got dirty hands.
- Avoid cross-contamination of foods by cleaning work surfaces and utensils between different foods
Most of these things are common sense, but unfortunately sometimes money comes before it, contamination is allowed to happen and victims become ill.
The foods that need extra care
Some foods are particularly susceptible to bacteria, and extra care should be taken when preparing, handling or storing them. They are:
- Pre-packed sandwiches
- Soft cheeses
- Ready meals
- Raw meat
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
The majority of food poisoning cases will clear within a few days, but if after 48 hours you are showing no improvement, you should seek medical attention. At its worst, food poisoning can damage the central nervous system and sometimes prove fatal.
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Date Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: David Brown