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Botulism outbreak highlights the need for food hygiene standards abroad

Dream holidays can quickly turn into nightmares when unexpected holiday illnesses strike during your travels. In September, a shocking botulism outbreak at a well-known Bordeaux restaurant, the Tchin Tchin Wine Bar, left numerous tourists in distress.

This devastating incident once again underscores the significance of food safety and hygiene standards, especially when holidaymakers are seeking relaxation and enjoyment abroad. Holiday Claims Bureau stands as the trusted partner in pursuing compensation for food poisoning incidents on holiday and will fight for justice for any similar holiday illness claims.

If you have fallen ill on holiday and contracted an ailment due to another party’s negligence on holiday, contact Holiday Claims Bureau now on 0161 813 2131. Alternatively, if you would like to start your claim right away fill out our online claim form.

The Bordeaux Botulism Outbreak

The botulism outbreak in Bordeaux sent shockwaves through the holiday travel community. This unfortunate incident claimed the life of a woman and left a dozen others hospitalised, including travellers from the United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Canada, Germany, and Spain. A trip that should have been a culinary delight in Bordeaux, famous for its wine and gastronomy, quickly became a traumatic experience for these unfortunate tourists.

The outbreak was reportedly caused by improperly preserved sardines, a tragic result of negligence in food safety. Travellers unfortunately faced the harsh reality of foodborne illness as a consequence. Take note, Botulism can be fatal if untreated.

The Role of Tour Operators

In times of such crises, the responsibility of tour operators and travel agencies cannot be overstated. Their primary duty is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their clients. When a holiday takes an unfortunate turn due to foodborne illnesses or other hygiene-related issues, it is incumbent upon tour operators to take responsibility.

If you have been on a package holiday and have fallen ill, seeking compensation and justice may seem like an uphill battle. This is where the Holiday Claims Bureau steps in as your reliable partner. Our team of experienced solicitors specialises in helping travellers like you recover the compensation you deserve when your dream holiday turns into a nightmare.

Why Choose Holiday Claims Bureau

When it comes to pursuing compensation for holiday-related illnesses and accidents, there are several reasons why choosing Holiday Claims Bureau is the right decision:

  • Expertise: Our solicitors possess in-depth knowledge and experience in handling claims related to holiday illnesses and accidents. We understand the nuances of such cases and know how to build robust claims on your behalf.
  • No Win, No Fee: Worried about upfront legal expenses? Rest assured, we operate on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. We only deduct a fee if your claim is successful.
  • Timely Action: Time is of the essence when it comes to making claims. Our team will guide you through the process, ensuring you take the necessary steps within the required timeframe.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has suffered with a holiday illness, don’t hesitate to turn to the Holiday Claims Bureau. You deserve compensation for your suffering, medical expenses, and the disruption to your holiday.

Get in touch with us today to take the first step towards justice and compensation:

Call us now at 0161 813 2131 to speak directly with our friendly holiday illness claim solicitors. You can also fill out our quick and simple contact form on our website, and our team will reach out to you promptly to evaluate your claim.

We understand the challenges you’re facing, and we are here to guide you through this difficult situation and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Botulism outbreak highlights the need for food hygiene standards abroad
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