For the public

What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Symptoms will vary depending on which type of food poisoning you have, but will usually include some or all of the following:

  • Nausea (feeling sick) and/or vomiting (being sick)
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Aching muscles

We will investigate reports of illness. Please contact us, to report such illnesses or make a complaint about a food premises that you think might be linked to your illness.

The only way of finding out whether you have food poisoning is to provide a stool (faecal) sample for testing. This can be arranged by your doctor. If you have medical concerns, you should seek advice from your doctor.