Food safety on holiday

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Holiday illnesses can occur for a number of reasons – eating undercooked or re-heated food being two of the main causes.

Al fresco dining in all inclusive hotels also leaves food open to the elements and the risk of contamination by birds and flies.

Here are some tips to keep you safe:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and use hand sanitizer especially after handling money.
  • Avoid food which is lukewarm – lukewarm food is a breeding ground for bacteria such as salmonella.
  • Also avoid food which has been left standing too long, is uncovered or exposed to contamination by flies and birds or is undercooked.
  • In all inclusive hotels you may from time to time find that food is often re-served.  Ensure this food has been thoroughly re-heated.

The most common symptoms of a holiday illness consist of sickness, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. The Hotel management and tour operators often tell holidaymakers that these symptoms are a result of climate change, change in diet, too much alcohol or a virus brought into the hotel. However we deal with hundreds of cases each year, all of which are the end product of poor food and hygiene practices.

If you have suffered illness on holiday then you may be entitled to compensation.

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For a free, initial consultation, you can speak one of our holiday claims experts today by calling 0330 100 2851 or by completing the online contact form for a quick call-back.


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If you would like more information on how to make a claim for holiday illness, or would like some advice to determine if you could have a successful claim, speak to our team of professional experts who cover a wide range of legal matters, from loss of income due to holiday illness to serious injury claims. Contact us today on 0330 100 2851.

Book your call with one of our holiday claims experts
If you or any members of your family have fallen ill on holiday in the last 3 years, or been involved in an accident abroad, you may be entitled to compensation and we are here to help.

So start the process today by calling our holiday claims experts on 0330 100 2851, or simply complete the online contact form below to arrange a quick call-back. We look forward to helping you.
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Food safety on holiday