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Food poisoning is a miserable and distressing condition that can often leave you feeling exhausted afterwards. Incidents of food poisoning can go unreported as people feel that it isn’t worth seeking medical advice if their symptoms are mild. However, food poisoning can cause serious complications and it can even be life threatening if it persists untreated.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is caused by consuming contaminated foods which contain dangerous levels of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or parasites. Once consumed, this food is broken down in the body by digestive processes and can begin to cause the distressing symptoms of food poisoning.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
However food poisoning is caused, the symptoms are similar and may include:
- stomach cramps
The symptoms often develop rapidly and the onset of symptoms may be violent and unforeseen, causing distress and embarrassment to the victims.
Causes of food poisoning
Food poisoning cases which are widespread and involve many people at the same time can be attributed to either bacterial or viral origin. These incidents are usually linked to large scale catering occasions such as weddings, baptisms, all inclusive holidays, cruises and parties. As food is often prepared well in advance of being consumed and left at ambient temperatures, bacteria can multiply rapidly and levels may become dangerous to health if consumed.
Bacterial food poisoning
- Salmonella is a common cause of widespread food poisoning. This bacteria is commonly found in unpasteurised milk, raw and undercooked eggs, poultry and meats.
- Listeria is found in pre-packed foods such as cooked sliced meats, ready to eat sandwiches and foods such as pate, smoked salmon, soft cheeses and unpasteurised milk.
- Campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial food poisoning and causes large numbers of people to become unwell. It is found in untreated water, unpasteurised milk and dairy products.
Viral food poisoning
Norovirus is a common culprit of viral food poisoning which is widespread in the winter months and causes debilitating symptoms; particularly in institutions such as hospitals, care homes and schools.
Making your no win no fee claim in Brentford for your personal injury
If you, or some one close to you, have been the unfortunate victim of food poisoning that wasn’t caused by your own fault within the last 3 years then you are legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
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Date Published: 4th February 2014