Whole Foods Market, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Food Poisoning 3 years ago
Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 91403 California, United States
1 person had — nausea, fever and vomiting
“Got a sore throat and coughing after eating organic microwave popcorn ”
“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. ”
“Blackberries Myself and my 1 year old. My symptoms started around 8 hours after and my son's started about 20 hours after ingestion ”
“Had a mix of tacos on June 1st. I got violently ill, vomiting and diarrhea. The others I was with got ill as well and one was hospitalized with an inflamed colon and 102 degree fever. ”
“Food Once we left the restaurant, everything was fine. We went to store to pick up a few things, but once it was close to 10:30pm-11pm then that’s when the symptoms came. My boyfriend began to feel nauseous and his stomach began to hurt. Around midnight is when he started... to vomit and also got diarrhea. ”
“Right after I made new 3 dollar burger. 30 minutes later I started to feel my stomach and now I had 3 diarrhea already with in the last 5 hours. I was at store and decided to pass by here and grab small quick meal so I ordered their 3... dollar special burger. 30 minutes later I started to feel my stomach and within the last 5 hours I already had 3 diarrhea ”
“I was poisoned by a Cheese omelette on Emirates flight from Dubai to Sydney. Caused severe stomach cramps within two hours of eating it followed by relentless vomiting & diarrhoea for the remaining of the flight. A section of the plane was curtained off whilst a doctor on board checked... my vitals and blood sugar levels. A doctor on ground approved drugs to be administered to stop the cramps & vomiting however I couldn’t keep them down long enough. Upon arrival to Sydney the on-ground medics came aboard and gave me the clear to leave the aircraft. I was eventually taken off the flight in a wheelchair as I was too weak to walk and carry my bags. This was the worst experience I have endured with an illness and thought during the flight that something bad may happen to me; especially with Coronavirus circulating. I was travelling alone. It was just me that became unwell. My flight was Tuesday Feb 11th and I am still experiencing nausea, diarrhoea & lethargy. ”
“On 14th February 2020 around 4 pm we a family of 4 had food from the above mentioned restaurant, which consisted of chicken biryani.,chicken manthi ,porotta and beef roast along with cool lemon soda. The symptoms started later in the night , initially it was nausea followed by multiple episodes... of vomiting and loose stools leading to severe dehydration and further leading to hospital admission for days. ”
“Eating a famous bowl, it was eaten within 15 minutes if leaving the restaurant. I am having explosive diarrhea and extreme nausea. This is the third time this has happened and I have now realized it is solely from here. 3 of us, approximately 2 hours. ”
“Mc chicken and nuggets My 3 year old and my self. I'm 21 weeks pregnant. Had at 1:11 pm Symptoms started 2 hours afterward for me and 6 hours later for my daughter. I puked and had diarrhea then We left for a birthday party. My daughter had weakness and... had sweats at around 7pm and then she PUKED on the table. ”
“February 1, 2020, at 1:47 PM. I purchased 3 Haagen Daz ice creams, 14 oz size, assorted flavors, at this store. The first one was consumed immediately, the same day. It appeared to be OK. The second one was consumed later that evening. The second one seemed to be OK,... but as I got closer to the bottom, it was obvious it had not been refrigerated properly. The bottom had melted and then refrozen, before I bought it. Ck'd my freezer, the thermometer showed a temp of minus 5 degrees F.
Developed nausea a few hours later that night, then extreme fatigue for the better part of a week, Notified the store manager, of the refrozen ice cream and asked him to ck with his vendor to try to prevent future occurrences. He sent me an email a few days later indicating he wanted to discuss it with me. Saw him Feb 7th, Thursday, at the store. I told him I wanted to discuss it as well but was in a hurry, would do it later when it was mutually convenient. He, not to be put off, followed me down the back stairs and started an apparently prepared speech. YOU ARE MAKING A LOT OF COMPLAINTS. IT SEEMS WE CAN'T PLEASE YOU. NO ONE HAS EVER COMPLAINED BEFORE. He even quoted the ice cream vendor, who was not present, as saying, he, the vendor had never a complaint about melted ice cream, he repeated his speech several more times with the additional filip that, "YOU WOULD BE HAPPIER GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE.”
As background, the store freezer, full of ice cream, had malfunctioned a short time before that. Many pints of ice cream had melted but were refrozen when the freezer came back on. I mentioned to him, at the time, those ice creams should be disposed of. The vendor or he may have been putting a few pints of refrozen, spoiled, ice cream back in the freezer in an attempt to minimize the dollar loss.
Whatever the cause, spoiled ice cream should not be sold. Telling customers to go somewhere else is not an effective way of dealing with concerns about spoiled products. They and the Health Department need to take the necessary steps to prevent future occurrences.
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