13 April 2015
The Facts about Food Poisoning Abroad
With the low temperatures of winter leaving us many Britons will be planning for warmer climates on their holiday, but caution should be taken when it comes to food poisoning when overseas.
A 2014 study from the Food Standards Agency reported more than 500 thousand cases of food poisoning from known pathogens – a figure that would more than double if it included food poisoning cases from unknown pathogens.
UK statistics reveal that every year around a million people suffer a foodborne illness, 20,000 people receive hospital treatment and approximately 500 deaths are caused by food poisoning.
Several incidents of food poisoning on holiday were reported in the last year. Some reached the national headlines including a Yorkshire family stricken with severe food poisoning on holiday at a resort in Turkey, and 100 British holiday-goers were hospitalised after a food poisoning outbreak at an Egyptian holiday resort.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK specialise in both Food Poisoning Abroad Claims and also food poisoning cases in the UK, recently representing a wedding party from Prestwich in their claim when salmonella caused 26 casualties, including one tragic fatality.
Our No Win, No Fee Solicitors offer a free consultation for people who have suffered from food poisoning on holiday. Call us 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.
From outside the UK please call us 24 hours 7 days a week on +44 20 7657 1555. Immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support are available from anywhere in the UK.