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Probe Following Campylobacter Outbreak

December 1, 2011

MANCHESTER, England, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

A probe has been launched after 80 guests fell ill with food poisoning
[http://www.pannone.com/atoz/holidaytravel/food-poisoning ] after a fund-raising dinner at
luxury Lowry Hotel, Salford. It is thought the campylobacter bacterial infections, which
led the diners to report vomiting as well as fever and dizziness, is linked to chicken
pate.

The matter which is now being investigated by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and
officers from Salford council is the first incident of its kind at the hotel since it
opened 10 years ago. The Lowry recently was awarded the highest five-star hygiene rating.

Campylobacter causes and symptoms

Campylobacter is usually transmitted through eating undercooked meat including
poultry. It is the commonest cause of food poisoning in Britain. Infected people can pass
the bug on by poor hygiene. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and
fever.

Making a claim

Many people suffer from food poisoning and do not know that, like any other form of
personal injury
[http://www.pannone.com/services/injury-and-negligence/personal-injury/head-injuries ],
they are entitled to make a compensation claim. There are even solicitors who specialise
in holiday illness [http://www.pannone.com/atoz/holidaytravel ] for those who were taken
ill whilst on a holiday.

Simon Weilding, a specialist food poisoning and gastric illness Litigation Executive
at Pannone [http://www.pannone.com ] says that cases dealing in food poisoning are
becoming more common with cases both in the UK and abroad, instances of this nature are
becoming ever more common. “We currently are instructed by many clients who have suffered
food poisoning symptoms whilst either dining at restaurants or attending functions such as
wedding receptions. In addition to campylobacter we have seen a marked increase in
diagnoses of salmonella and E.Coli.”

Contact:

+44(0)161-909-4212, Steve.Simpson@pannone.co.uk

SOURCE Pannone


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