With the beautiful Southern California weather upon us, picnics and grilling good food with family and friends are in full swing.
Food poisoning is a distressing and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people every year. Unfortunately, cases of food-borne illness, an illness caused by eating contaminated food, rise with warmer temperatures.
People infected with food-borne organisms may be symptom-free or may experience symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The following are some tips to keep your family safe:
- Make sure your hot food stays hot (140 degrees or above) and your cold food stays cold (40 degrees or below)
- Do not leave food at room temperature more than two hours
- When in doubt, throw the food out – better to be safe than sorry
- Make sure perishable food is stored in coolers with plenty of ice or frozen gel packs
- Don’t put the cooler in the truck – place inside vehicle where the air conditioning is on
- Use a separate cooler for drinks
If you suspect you may have food poisoning, see your doctor immediately. If you believe your illness was caused by another person’s actions, contact an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney at the law offices of Welebir Law in San Bernardino. We can help you and your family deal with the difficulties caused by food poisoning.
Our firm is experienced in all types of dangerous products cases including foodbourne illness and thoroughly understands California’s food laws and food handling regulations, and we are committed to getting our clients the compensation they deserve to cover medical bills, lost earnings, disability, pain and suffering, and any other hardship that may be due to negligent food handling. Call Welebir Law for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment concerning your foodborne illness claim.