Holidaymakers seeking food poisoning damages

Food poisoning compensation claims have been launched by two holidaymakers after they fell ill while on holiday in Egypt.

According to the Scotsman, Alexander Keir and Ian Rawlings are taking legal action against First Choice and Longwood Holidays due to the company's alleged negligence after they went on a package trip to the African resort of Taba.

Mr Keir and Mr Rawlings both stayed at the five-star Movenpick Hotel in 2010 and form part of a 47-strong group claiming damages from the two companies for the gastro-intestinal illnesses they picked up while at the destination.

The pair - who travelled to the resort separately - claim the hotel committed a catalogue of food hygiene safety breaches, while swimming pools at the hotel were also not kept clean.

Recently, the Yorkshire Post reported that 27 travellers are pursuing damages claims against First Choice after they contracted food poisoning while holidaying in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

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01/02/2012 16:43