What to consider when choosing where to eat out

Did you know that you can make a personal injury compensation claim due to food poisoning while eating at a restaurant?

We recommend considering the following details and tips to protect yourself from food poisoning while eating out.

  1. Check restaurant reviews and inspection scores: Check a restaurant’s score on its health department website.
  2. Be aware of safe food handling practices: Identify if workers use gloves or utensils to handle food. Keep in mind that sick workers can spread their illness to customers.
  3. Make sure the food you receive is well cooked: foods such as meat, chicken, turkey, and other poultry; and fish should be cooked to a temperature high enough to kill any harmful germs that may be present. Salmonella is one of the diseases you can get from eating undercooked food. We recommend that you take special care with the following foods:
  • Bird meat
  • Seafood
  • Eggs

(If you receive any of these foods undercooked, you should return them and ask to have them cooked until they are safe to eat.)

  1. Avoid warm foods. Cold food should be served cold and hot food should be served hot.
  2. Refrigerate your leftovers quickly. Ideally, these should be refrigerated within 2 hours of preparing the meal. If food is exposed to temperatures above 90°F, refrigerate after 1 hour. Eat leftovers within 3-4 days, after which time it’s best to throw them away.

If you think you may have gotten sick from contaminated food, inform your local health department and contact an attorney to review your case. Our legal team can guide you through the entire process of filing a claim for compensation after experiencing food poisoning.

We are ready to analyze your case and help you in the legal process!