If you become ill after eating out at a restaurant anywhere in England, Wales or Scotland, you might have contracted food poisoning. So you may want to contact an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline.
The symptoms you may suffer if you have contracted food poisoning are sickness, diarrhoea and stomach cramps in mild cases. But if you have a severe case of the illness it could become dangerous and you may need to go to hospital and it can even leave permanent weakness in the patient. This illness in the worst case can affect the central nervous system and even cause death.
The cause of food poisoning is because of contaminated food. Your food becomes contaminated with viruses and bacteria and sometimes chemicals in the food chain.The preparation of cooking foods and the proper care needs to be taken in the storing of foods to avoid this contamination happening. Some precautions are:
- Storing it at the correct temperatures
- Not using food that is past its use by date
- Not being kept warm for long periods after cooking
- Avoiding cross contamination with other foods
- Keeping the preparation and cooking areas clean
- Making sure all utensils and equipment is clean
- Regular washing of hands
- Cooking the food thoroughly
These precautions are common sense and basic hygiene, but it is surprising how many food places do not adhere to them.
Food Standards Agency
There are rules and regulations that apply to all food outlets and if you have any reason to suspect one of these is not complying with the law, you should contact the Foods Standards Agency whose responsibility it is to ensure the regulations are complied with. You should also report your case of food poisoning to them, as they will trace the source to hopefully prevent further infection.
No win no fee* in Congresbury claims for food poisoning
Accident Advice helpline were established in 2000 to help victims such as yourself, in fact we have aided many thousands of blameless victims with their personal injury compensation claims, to get the amount of compensation they were entitled to.
We have friendly advisors on our helpline freephone number, 0800 689 0500, who will talk to you, in confidence, to discuss your case and if you wish to proceed will start the process of making your no win no fee* in Congresbury compensation claim.
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Date Published: 17th February 2014