We expect for restaurants and grocery stores to provide us with food that is clean and safe. Restaurants are required to adhere to certain sanitary standards, and food product manufacturers must properly prepare and label their goods. When these entities fail to follow through on what is expected of them, customers and consumers are put at risk of developing food poisoning.
Causes of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is caused by ingesting contaminated food or beverage products. These products may become tainted during any part of the growing, harvesting, slaughtering, or processing procedures. Foods may also become infected if they are left out for too long without being refrigerated or cooked.
Often, contaminated goods may be made safe by thorough cleaning, cooking or pasteurizing. These processes rid the products of most bacteria, parasites, and viruses that may be present.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
The symptoms of food poisoning are pretty much the same all across the board. No matter what type of bacteria or virus is affecting your digestive system, you will typically experience some or all of the following:
- Stomach cramps
Food poisoning typically resolves itself after a few days. If symptoms persist for longer or if they are particularly strong, then medical attention may be necessary.
If you have suffered a traumatic bout of food poisoning due to poor restaurant practices or a negligent food manufacturing company, then you may have the right to compensation. Contact the New York City personal injury lawyers of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C.