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Food poisoning abroad – Sharm el-Sheikh

Food poisoning in Sharm el-Sheikh may occur as a result of contact with contaminated food or water, or as a result of contact with cross-contaminated dining surfaces (including crockery). If you believe that you may be entitled to food poisoning compensation following a holiday to Sharm el-Sheikh, speak to our expert team of personal injury solicitors today. Remember, we offer you a FREE no-obligation consultation.

Sharm el-Sheikh – food poisoning claims

Food poisoning claims emerging from resorts in Sharm el-Sheikh include the case of Lilian Foote, 62, of Warrington. Mrs Foote visited a five star resort in the Egyptian holiday hotspot in 2012. Three days into her ten day stay in Sharm el-Sheikh, Mrs Foote was struck down with symptoms of food poisoning (noting that other guests at the resort were also suffering from symptoms of food poisoning).

“We didn’t want to risk getting an earlier flight
home for fear of being ill on the plane.”
– Mrs Foote

The medication that the hotel was able to provide was unlabelled – Mrs Foote instead took a taxi to a local chemist, but her symptoms persisted and she was unable to leave her hotel for the remainder of her holiday. As of 2015, Mrs. Foote continues to suffer from gastroenteritis linked to her experience with food poisoning in Sharm el-Sheikh. She is now pursuing legal action.

Another case emerging in 2015 is that of James Houlder, 30, and his partner Vicki Hood, 22, living near Norwich. The couple arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh last summer to spend ten days in a 5-star all-inclusive resort. Upon arriving, the couple dined on site. The following morning’s activities were due to include sunbathing and scuba diving, but Mr Holuder and Ms Hood reported symptoms of food poisoning.

“We started to become violently ill. We had
to take it in turns to use the bathroom.”
– Mr Houlder

Mr Houlder states that he and his partner began to feel better after ‘a few days’. Having spent in the region of £1,500 on the holiday, the couple decided to dine at an on site restaurant:

“We thought it would be safer than the buffet
but it just made us ill all over again.

“We were both so ill we were crying. It was
dreadful, the worst holiday ever.”
– Mr Houlder

Sharm el-sheikh food poisoning – expert legal advice

Where possible, we advise gathering evidence in support of your food poisoning abroad claim. This could include taking photographs or film of any suspected poor food hygiene within your holiday resort. Also, report any issues to your holiday rep or tour operator, and always ask for a copy of any correspondence. However, we may be able to help even where you were unable to gather evidence.

Egypt is linked with several common types of food poisoning:

  • E-coli
  • Dysentery
  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidium

If you believe that you have contracted food poisoning during a holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, contact our dedicated Travel Team today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. Whatever your circumstances, we may be able to help you to secure maximum personal injury compensation. For further information, please see food poisoning abroad claims


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