Holiday resorts hit by food poisoning sickness

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Individuals and several groups of British holidaymakers are claiming compensation for food poisoning on holiday at different hotel resorts in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.

According to the Barry & District News, numerous tourists became ill with food poisoning while staying, for example, at the Hilton Sharks Bay Resort which is a four-star hotel in coastal Sharm el-Sheik. The food poisoning outbreaks occurred over a period of three weeks earlier this year.

In one case, Ben Gifford and Jodi Bowles are claiming compensation after contracting Gastroenteritis while at the resort, while other hotel guests have offered evidence that hygiene and food standards were not up to scratch at the resort.

Ms Bowles explained that they started suffering from food poisoning symptoms shortly after eating chicken that was "watery and pink" on the third day of their holiday, and said that "a lot of the people we spoke to were also ill".

In another case a woman and her boyfriend suffered food poisoning symptoms including sickness and diarrhoea during their holiday at another resort in Sharm el-Sheik.

Food poisoning on holiday claims against tour operators and hotels are permitted under UK travel regulations, regardless of how the holiday was booked or paid for.

Posted by Chris Stevenson

01/11/2011