Food and drink (hotel)
Food poisoning due to poor local hygiene or food preparation is thankfully rare in most popular holiday destinations. Often the cause of an upset stomach is due to a change in climate, eating foods you’re not used to or perhaps drinking more fizzy drinks and alcohol than you usually do.
But if you are concerned about the food and drink at your hotel it makes sense to take precautions. This could include avoiding ice cubes, raw seafood and uncooked fruit and vegetables and only drinking bottled water.
If you or someone in your party fall ill and you think this may be due to the food in your hotel then you should speak to the hotel and/or your holiday rep if you are on a package holiday.
For more on food and water safety see our guide.