Food Poisoning on Tunisian Holiday – E Coli Outbreak at Residence Golf Hotel
Travellers have been reporting sickness at the Residence Golf Hotel in Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia, to Simpson Millar’s travel team. Holiday makers who complain of suffering from profuse diarrhoea and painful stomach cramps are demanding compensation from their tour operator!
Simpson Millar's, Holiday Illness and Claims Manager states:
"I have been approached by holiday makers who are complaining about the quality of the food served and the poor hygiene standards experienced at the Hotel Residence Golf in Tunisia."
"The holiday makers I have spoken too suggest that the food served is the cause of the illness – many travellers describe debilitating stomach pains
and uncontrollable diarrhoea
. One enquiry reported how his doctor had taken a stool sample which later revealed he was suffering from e-coli food poisoning
"Popular consumer forum Tripadvisor reports that travellers have returned home from the Residence Golf Hotel
with sickness and diarrhoea – many suspect they have suffered food poisoning through ingesting contaminated food
or water at the Hotel. Holiday makers have been unable to control their symptoms with Imodium suggesting that they have suffered something far more sinister than travellers’ diarrhoea."
"If you have stayed at the Hotel Residence Golf and have suffered illness you should not return to work without seeing your GP, especially if you are employed in the catering industry. Food handlers are advised to contact their doctor immediately to eliminate the possibility of spreading E Coli or any other form of food poisoning to vulnerable children and the elderly."
"Holiday makers who are ill at the Residence Golf Hotel should speak to their Holiday Rep and complete a report. You should also seek medical assistance from an independent doctor – it may still be possible to salvage part of your holiday!"
"If you are travelling with a tour operator such as Thomas Cook swop names and addresses of other holiday makers who have become ill before you return home. Your common experiences will help us claim compensation for those travellers whose holidays were marred by illness. Holiday makers should not be subjected to unsanitary conditions and bacteria such as E Coli – Salmonella – Giardia – Cryptosporidium
or indeed any other parasitic or bacterial infection which can easily be prevented."
The Hotel Golf Residence in Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia, is a large complex with over 233 rooms. Useful links