Food Safety 2 months ago
“Nothing like raw chicken for your dinner. Absolutely vile”
“Nothing like raw chicken for your dinner. Absolutely vile”
“Was extremely sick after eating a rotisserie chicken which didn’t appear to have been stored at a high enough temperature. Been ill for 4 days now ”
“I ate pasta as a meal deal for lunch about 5-6 hours after I felt tired and dizzy with a headache and about 2 hours after that I was having nausea and vomiting ”
“Ben & Jerrys 2 hours after eating Baked Alaska has stomach cramps, wind and then diarrhoea. ”
“I ate it on Thursday around 2pm started to feel unwell very soon (about 15/30 minutes later) and I’m still ill although slightly better. Muscle ache (now almost gone) and really bad stomach cramps which now come in waves. Overall I feel awfully bloated despite I barely ate anything since.... Found a proof of purchase, It was a reduced price sandwich, Never going to buy it again 🤢 ”
“The Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced the recall of 15 varieties of baby food jars by Cow & Gate and sold at Tesco under the concern that these might have been tampered with.
FSA advises not to feed your babies with the recalled products and to return them to the... place of purchase for a full refund. This recall affects only the Cow & Gate baby food jars 7+ months sold at Tesco. Varieties sold in other retailers are not affected by this recall
- Cow & Gate Butternut Squash Chicken & Pasta 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Courgette & Hake Rice 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Creamy Cauliflower Cheese 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Garden Pea & Turkey 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Potato Spinach & Beef 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Potato & Turkey Roast 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Spaghetti Bolognese 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Succulent Pork Casserole 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Tasty Cottage Pie 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Tomato & Courgette Pasta 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Yummy Harvest Chicken 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Apple Crumble 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Banana Crumble 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Peach Apple & Kiwi 7+ months 200g jar
- Cow & Gate Rice Pudding 7+ months 200g jar
You can check the full list of products and the complete recall notice on the FSA website food.gov.uk
Source: FSA ”
“Had a later dinner with a Beyond burger, accompanied with my usual veggies/fries combo/staples. Woke up with a headache and vomited first thing the morning after. Had eaten one a few months back and experienced very painful tummy ache straight after. Only making the connection now that it must be... the burger. My partner couldn’t stay off the toilet the next day too. ”
“There is some confusion surrounding the current Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak that began in December 2019 and whether you can get it through food. Here is some information:
Feb 26 UPDATE: The Chinese CDC is investigating the possibility that the virus can be spread through fecal matter that could possibly... contaminate food and water. The Chinese CDC has found live viruses in stool samples of COVID-19 patients and can be a partial explanation for the rapid spread of the disease. The agency is recommending strengthening sanitation and hygiene measures.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Past outbreaks include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The current novel(a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans) Coronavirus strain called 2019-nCoV is thought to originate in live food markets in Wuhan, China through animals and human contact.
How is it transmitted?
Coronaviruses strains are usually transmitted through the respiratory system, so it is typically thought of as a low risk of infection from contaminated food. Restaurants can be a site of transmission of coronavirus because of the large numbers of people congregating in close quarters and then coughing/sneezing could spread the disease just like in other places (transportation, schools, etc). But the food itself normally isn’t a likely vehicle.
The current Coronavirus strains 2019-nCoV has been found in stool samples of COVID-19 patients by the Chinese CDC which means that the current outbreak might be transmitted from multiple routes not just through the respiratory system as usual.
Signs of infection?
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases and those with weakened immune systems, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
World Health Organization (WHO) recommends standard measures to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth+nose when coughing/sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. Additional recommendations from the Chinese CDC include strengthening health publicity and education; maintaining environmental health and personal hygiene; drinking boiled water, avoiding raw food consumption, and implementing separate meal systems in epidemic areas; frequently washing hands and disinfecting of surfaces of objects in households, toilets, public places, and transportation vehicles; and disinfecting the excreta and environment of patients in medical facilities to prevent water and food contamination from patients’ stool samples.
For more info, please visit: who.int and weekly.chinacdc.cn ”
“I had a popcorn sheimp basket, a coca-cola, and a chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard. After about an hour drive we got home; suddenly i was hit by serious abdominal cramps, i went to the restroom and had a quick fast session of diarrhea without warning. All symptoms went away... immediately after a hot shower i took immediately after the diarrhea. ”
“Not sure My husband and I went there. He’s fine, but I threw up a few hours after eating, then got really bad diarrhea the next day. My stomach is still grumbling and my bowels are still messed up. ”
“Went to Lunch yesterday with coworkers 1/30/2020 around 12:30. We had the pulled pork and brisket. Felt sick around 2pm (nausea) then progressively got worst. Began throwing up around 11pm. Constant diarrhea. 1/31/20 could not keep fluids down until around 1. Nausea wasn’t as bad. Ate some broth for dinner.... No fever at all. Spoke to my coworkers, they all had diarrhea as well but no vomiting. Called restaurant and spoke to manager. I’m a huge fan of this restaurant but how she handle the situation made me never want to go back. ”
“On 05 feb 2020 at 5 pm my sister had kunefe and since the kunafa was big she asked the remaining to be packed for take away and she brought the same to home. Kids at home ate the kunafa and now all of them are not feeling well including... my sister and they are vomiting. ”
“I ate 2 of their brand Hawaiian rolls on Monday and within an hour I threw up everything in my stomach and had several bouts of diarrhea. I didn't eat any more of the rolls that week until I ate 1 on Thursday evening with dinner. I woke up in... the middle of the night throwing up and had diarrhea until late afternoon on Friday. ”
“My husband and I both had horrible GI symptoms for 3 days. My son said he thought he got sick from here a few weeks ago but there was a lot of crud going around at the time. When we got sick within 3 hours of eating here too, it’s... confirmed. Never again. ”
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