Foods to Avoid to Prevent Food Poisoning

What Foods Should You Avoid to Prevent Food Poisoning?

With experience in Claims for Food Poisoning we have we have identified certain types of food which are best treated very carefully to avoid the risk of getting food poisoning

The following are the ones to look out for- both at home and in restaurants, food takeaway outlets and supermarkets:

  1. Pre-washed or Pre-cut vegetables- although these are packaged as needing no washing or rinsing it would nevertheless be prudent to do so to avoid any contamination that may have occurred. The longer the journey (and processing) between the person eating and the person preparing the more chance there is of problems developing
  2. Raw or Undercooked Eggs- although the risk of this is much more well known since the health scares of 20 years ago it is still prudent to ensure that all eggs are well cooked to avoid the possibility of salmonella
  3. Raw Shellfish- with seawaters becoming more contaminated (and indeed warmer due to the effects of global warming) there is a greater risk of risky microbial growth which can cause problems
  4. Undercooked Meat and Poultry- the risk of chicken contamination is now more well known but all meat needs to be cooked through to ensure that e coli and salmonella risks are eliminated
  5. Raw Sprouts- this is a relatively new phenomenon but recent reports indicate that undercooked or lightly cooked sprouts have been linked to over 30 food poisoning outbreaks in the US in the last 20 years.

If you suspect that your food poisoning is due to the above or the negligence of another you should consider taking legal advice on bringing a claim- claims are normally No Win No Fee so there is nothing to lose in doing so.