Food Poisoning Claims

What is Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is caused as a result of consuming contaminated food. In the majority of food poisoning cases, the food is contaminated by bacteria such as salmonella or E.Coli, or a virus, such as the norovirus. Food poisoning is usually not serious and a recovery can be made within a few days, however, it can be unpleasant. Research undertaken by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in 2019 showed that there were 2.4 million cases of food poisoning in the UK. More recently, the FSA has urgently recalled several chicken products from UK supermarkets due to a possible health risk. It has transpired that 480 cases of Salmonella occurred as a result of the defective products. The FSA and Public Health England (PHE) are therefore urging people to take care when handling and cooking frozen raw breaded chicken products at home, for example, nuggets, goujons, poppers and kievs.

How to claim if you have been affected by Food Poisoning

The Consumer Protection Act (1987) outlines that a food retailer has to provide food that is free from harmful bacteria. A successful case will consist of demonstrating that you were suffering from food poisoning and that this was caused by food or drink supplied or prepared by a specific retailer.

Any claim for compensation for food poisoning will be made on the basis of pain and suffering suffered as a result and any money lost as a result of your illness, such as loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work.

Claim Personal Injury Compensation with Browell Smith & Co 

If you have suffered from food poisoning, once you have consulted your GP (if required), you should seek to contact our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors. We are able to assist you in getting the compensation that you deserve. Contact our expert team today to arrange a free initial consultation. 


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