Food Poisoning Prevention
People may suffer from food poisoning when they consume foods infected with bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins. This is a far more common problem than many people realize; people often attribute the symptoms of mild food poisoning to the flu or other illnesses. Anyone whose job entails preparing, shipping, storing, or otherwise handling food has a fundamental responsibility to follow proper hygiene and safety practices.
If you or a member of your family has contracted any form of food poisoning because of a negligent restaurant, store, or other business, you may have grounds for civil litigation. The San Antonio food poisoning attorneys at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers will work closely with you at every step of your search for justice. Call our offices today at (210) 999-9999 for more information.
Safe Food Preparation
Food poisoning is generally not difficult to prevent. A few basic tips that can prevent dangerous outbreaks of bacterial or viral infections include the following:
- Make sure meat and eggs are always thoroughly cooked. Undercooked food is a leading cause of E. coli and other types of food poisoning.
- If you will be serving meat, especially seafood, make sure it is fresh and in season. Seafood taken from contaminated waters can be dangerous, so be sure to research where the food you serve is coming from.
- Always wash your hands before preparing food, after handling raw meat or eggs, and after using the restroom.
- Never use the same utensils to handle cooked and raw meat without washing them thoroughly with soap and hot water in between.
- Store food in sealed containers at adequately low temperatures. Never store cooked and raw meat in the same container.
If you have become ill because a restaurant or food product processing plant failed to take reasonable precautions, you could be eligible for compensation. Our knowledgeable San Antonio food poisoning lawyers are ready to fight for your rights.
The San Antonio restaurant negligence attorneys at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers are dedicated to protecting the public from careless businesses. To discuss your legal options, contact us at (210) 999-9999.