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Restaurant Sanitation

Posted on July 19th, 2009 No Comments

Restaurants and other members of the food service industry have the responsibility of instituting good sanitation procedures and protocol that all workers must follow.  Without these regulations in place, bacteria on the employees’ hands and food may be transferred to the customers, putting them at risk of developing a dangerous illness or infection.  When this happens, the restaurant may be held liable for any damages incurred.

Transfer of Bacteria to Customers

Food service providers are expected to comply with certain standards of sanitation in order to protect their customers from the dangers posed by contaminated food.  Failure to do so is considered to be negligence, and they may be held liable for any damages should a customer develop food poisoning.  There are several ways that illness-inducing bacteria may be transferred to a restaurant’s customers:

Failure to adequately clean plates, utensils, cups, and other tools used for serving and eating
Inadequately cleaned food storage containers
Inadequately cleaned seating, eating, and food preparation areas
Failure to thoroughly clean food items
Failure to thoroughly cook food
Lack of protocol regarding worker sanitation and interaction with the food
Lack of pest control

If a restaurant fails to properly train its employees, if it is understaffed, or if it is just negligent in making and enforcing sanitation requirements, then customers may be at risk of developing a food-transferred illness.

Contact Us

If you have suffered a food poisoning illness due to poor restaurant sanitation practices, then you have the right to demand compensation from the negligent party responsible for your pain.  Contact Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to speak with him about your situation and legal rights.

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