Making a Claim for Contaminated Food

If you have suffered an illness because of food that is not fit for consumption or you have been sold food that has been misrepresented in either its packaging or description, you are eligible to make a liability claim. At YouClaim, our experienced solicitors are experts in the field of food liability and have a strong record of winning compensation for our clients.

To start your claim today, call us on 0800 10 757 95, complete our online enquiry form or speak to us directly using our e-chat function.

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About food liability claims

Food manufacturers that supply the public with unsafe food are committing an offence and putting consumers at risk of developing health problems such as food poisoning. Both the Consumer Protection Act and EU legislation impose strict food product liability on manufacturers to protect against the harm that would be caused by producing defective or dangerous products for general consumption.

There are a number of different situations that could lead to a food-related claim. The most common include:

  • Purchased foods such as meat or salad contaminated with salmonella, E. coli or other harmful bacteria
  • Misleading packaging that contains incorrect information or makes false claims about food
  • Food is unsafe due to the presence of foreign materials such as broken glass or metal
  • Food is already mouldy or generally unfit for human consumption

Who is responsible?

Misleading consumers is strictly against the law. Creating a false impression, giving incorrect information and making false claims are all considered to be deceptive. Manufacturers have a responsibility to correctly label food to ensure consumers are aware of what they are buying, while suppliers have a duty to store food appropriately to make sure customers are receiving quality food.

If they fail to fulfil their responsibilities and you fall ill as a result, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. 

How YouClaim can help

Food liability cases can often be complex as it may not be immediately clear who is responsible for causing your sickness. Our solicitors are experts in the field of liability and will be able to help you prove who was responsible for your illness so you can get the compensation you deserve. Furthermore, with our ‘no win, no fee’ policy, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you are protected should your claim be unsuccessful.

Get started today

To start a food liability claim with us, simply call 0800 10 757 95, complete our online enquiry form or chat to us directly using our live chat function. If you haven’t got the time to discuss your case now, let us know a suitable time and we will call you.