Food Poisoning and Infectious Diseases

How to Recognise Food Poisoning

Food poisoning describes an acute illness caused by the consumption of food or drink that is contaminated or poisonous. Food poisoning can occur at anytime of the year, although it is more likely when the temperature is warm.

We follow-up all reported cases of food poisoning to try and establish where it was contracted.  We offer advice to ensure you don’t pass it on to someone else.

If you work in the food or catering industry then you need to take extra care if you suffer symptoms of nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.

Whilst symptoms persist, you should not handle any food and should refrain from food handling for 48 hours after symptoms stop.