Food Poisoning and Infectious Diseases

Advice on Treating Food Poisoning

  • Whilst you still have symptoms, you should drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration
  • Visit your GP, especially young children, the elderly, and those with a lowered immune system
  • If your work involves handling food or dealing with vulnerable people, you must inform your employer of your illness and symptoms.  You must stay away from work until at least 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped, or re-assigned to low-risk activities.