Iwaspoisoned.com was founded in 2009 in response to the lack of any co-ordinated, consumer led, national food reporting system.
Food poisoning is a common, costly, and avoidable menace. Our goal is to reduce the number of foodborne illness outbreaks by making the system more transparent. We do that with the help of your reports.
Forwards reports to public health agencies
We monitor and review all reports
We detect and predict outbreaks
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If you got food poisoning it's important to report it. You should drink fluids to prevent dehydration, and avoid solid foods until the vomiting has passed. If you experience severe belly pain, dehydration, high fever, bloody diarrhea, or prolonged or bloody vomiting, it is recommended to seek medical care.
Achdut LTD. a company based on Ariel, Israel issued a recall on Nov 27th of Tahini products as they may be contaminated with Salmonella as the FDA is investigating a positive finding of Salmonella in a US import sample of the product. This strain is the same identified in five people sick with Salmonella in NY, MI, and HI. No hospitalizations or deaths have been reported so far. If you have purchased this product, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Continue reading
Long Phung Food Products recalled ready-to-eat pork products becaused they could be contaminated with Listeria. These products have been identified as the potential source of an outbreak where four people have been reported sick from four different states (MI, LA, TN, TX) according to the ongoing investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The four people are currently hospitalized. If you have purchased this product, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Read more
*UPDATE* December 6th According to the latest update on the ongoing investigation, nine people were added to this outbreak, so now there are 52 people sick with this E. Coli strain on 15 states (Lousiana, Florida, and Pennsylvania were added). 19 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. As of Canada, 5 new cases were confirmed and added to this outbreak making it a total of 27 people reported sick in three provinces. Nine people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. CDC and Public Health Agency of Canada advise not to consume romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California. If you do not know where the romaine is from, do not eat it. Continue reading