Businesses have a responsibility to protect the safety and health of those who patronize their facilities. Failure to do so can result in premise liability concerns and one of the most common is foodborne illness in restaurants.
According to an article from KBTX News, such a situation recently arose in College Station, Texas, when a local restaurant was shut down due to dozens of cases of reported food poisoning. Reports indicate 30 cases of Salmonella infection were linked to meals that were served at Fuego Tortilla in Brazos County.
Salmonella is a strain of bacteria that can contaminate food during processing or handling. An infection can result in the victim suffering from fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and cramping. In some cases, an infection can result in hospitalization and even death.
So what can you do to avoid foodborne illness in restaurants? The first place to start is by checking the facility’s sanitation grade. This is determined by an inspection of the restaurant’s cleanliness and food preparation practices. It’s best to avoid restaurants with a grade lower than 95.
If you do become ill after eating food from a restaurant, you should seek medical attention and it may be wise to consider finding legal representation so you can be compensated for your losses.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, our team of College Station personal injury attorneys is dedicated to helping those who have been harmed due to another persons’ negligence and may be able to help. call or text us today at (800) 474-1233 to speak with our legal staff about your injury or illness.