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Publix Super Market at West Gate Shopping Center, 125 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“Ate half a pub sub. Chicken tenders, lettuce, pickles, onions, chipotle mayo, honey mustard, and tossed in buffalo sauce.

Employee did not make sub on parchment paper, direct contact with plastic table.

Woke up very sick, throwing up, nausea, and diarrhea.”
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Del Taco, 1864 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210, United States

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Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Headache
“Eating tacos and tamales. Ate food within hour late I was ill”
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Mexican Inn Cafe, South Main Street, Keller, TX, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Vomiting Cramps Sweating
“We all had the queso so that may have been what it was 3 people got sick..we were sick as soon as we left. We had diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, some fever, stomach cramps. One of us had to be transferred to hospital from urgent care to check his kidneys”
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Waffle House, West Lake Mary Boulevard, Sanford, Florida, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“Just myself violently I'll for 24 hours”
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Pizza Ranch, Westdale Drive Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Vomiting
“That’s the problem, we can’t pinpoint the bad food Not entirely sure One suspect is this, mostly because of the buffet style. We ate there Sunday at 11:00am with a large group. We’ve tried to ask members of the group and no one else is sick.  There were two from... See More
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Rubio's Coastal Grill, Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, CA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting
“Beer-battered fish burrito, chips and guacamole.”
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Pockets Restaurant, Chicago, IL, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Other Diarrhea Cramps Chills
“I believed it was a southwestern calzone I ate last Thursday. Ate at there had southwest calzone several hours later developed severe diarrhea...diarrhea then turned to increase bowel movements loose bowels to normal chills flu like symptoms it has been a week now explosive an runny diarrhea”
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Kirkland B Reuer, DDS, East Mission Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
“Onset of symptoms: 1am 12/12/19
I ate Bulgogi Dumplings with sauteed fresh veggies tonight at 7pm; My Fresh Basket catered turkey, prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy at 12pm”
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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Fever Vomiting Chills
“classic chicken sandwich I was only one sick and only one that went there on Tuesday”
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Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“Food 2 people sick. Approximately 5 hours after eating dinner at the brazillian restaurant at the hotel. sick all through the night”
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What Is Food Poisoning?

What is food poisoning

What is food poisoning and how you can get it

Food poisoning is common, costly and preventable. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food every year.

It can happen after food has been adulterated with physical, chemical and biological contaminants -- or any combination of those. Physical can include such products as rubber or glass; chemical can include such toxins as bleach and mercury; and biological can include many types of bacteria, viruses or parasites.

Food can be contaminated before it reaches a grocery store or home kitchen, and sometimes those who prepare food at a restaurant can pass along norovirus – the germ that is the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks worldwide.  

Examples of contamination in preparation

  • If a food worker stays on the job while sick and does not wash his or her hands carefully, the food worker can spread germs by touching food.
  • If a cook uses a cutting board or knife to cut raw chicken and then uses the same items somewhere else in the kitchen, other food could be contaminated by germs from the chicken.
  • Contamination can occur in a refrigerator if liquids from meat or chicken get on items that will be eaten raw.

 

Mishandling at multiple points

Food can be mishandled in several ways along the food production chain. Once contamination occurs, further mishandling, such as undercooking the food or leaving it out on the counter at an unsafe temperature, can make a foodborne illness more likely. Many germs grow quickly in food held at room temperature; a tiny number can grow to a large number in just a few hours. Reheating or boiling food after it has been left at room temperature for a long time does not always make it safe because some germs produce toxins that are not destroyed by heat.

 

How to tell if you have food poisoning?

Food poisoning signs and symptoms may range from mild to severe and can differ significantly depending of the contaminant, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most common ways on how to know if you have food poisoning are:

  • Upset stomach
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever

After you consume a contaminated food or drink -- especially if it is a chemical contaminant -- you may show symptoms of poisoning immediately. With some biological contaminants, it may take hours or days before you develop symptoms of food poisoning.

 

What causes food poisoning?

Food can be mishandled in several ways along the food production chain, all of which can result in food poisoning. Once contamination occurs, further mishandling, such as undercooking the food or leaving it out on the counter at an unsafe temperature, can make a foodborne illness more likely. Many germs grow quickly in food held at room temperature; a tiny number can grow to a large number in just a few hours. Reheating or boiling food after it has been left at room temperature for a long time does not always make it safe because some germs produce toxins that are not destroyed by heat.

  • If a food worker stays on the job while sick and does not wash his or her hands carefully, the food worker can spread germs by touching food.
  • If a cook uses a cutting board or knife to cut raw chicken and then uses the same items somewhere else in the kitchen, other food could be contaminated by germs from the chicken.
  • Contamination can occur in a refrigerator if liquids from meat or chicken get on items that will be eaten raw.

 

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Recalled Food

If you have food poisoning and want to check recently recalled foods, please visit these pages:

Recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Current Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Here is a list of current multistate foodborne illness outbreaks.

When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne or food poisoning outbreak. Reporting illnesses to your local health department helps them identify potential outbreaks of foodborne disease. Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get sick in the outbreak, and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.

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