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hello i sell chocolate in my store recently we sold over 500

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hello i sell chocolate in my store recently we sold over 500 bags of various bars incl galaxy and mars which were recently out of date between 1 week and 1 month . a customer today complained that he and his wife got vioulently sick after eating them . as this was the only complaint received and ihave also eaten them and found them perfect . is this possible or is it as i suspect someone trying to get easy money and if this was to go to court what would be the possible outcome
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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it is always possible a patient could have gotten sick after eating your chocolate.

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but if they didn't wash their hands before eating, it could have been virus or bacteria on their hands which caused them to be sick.

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or it could have been food that they ate before or even a day before which caused them to have diarrhea or nausea.

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there are always people out there trying to get something for nothing.

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this is the medical section of JustAnswers where we have doctors answer medical questions

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it sounds like it would be very very unlikely that your chocolate was what make the client ill.

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but there are people out there who are allergic to peanuts who don't know it or allergic to glutten wheat protein

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and these ingredients could have been in your chocolates as well.

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