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What are food poisoning symptoms?

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Food poisoning symptoms can depend on a lot of factors

Food poisoning 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 symptoms of 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. If you believe you are suffering from a foodborne illness, please report it to IWasPoisoned.com.

Common signs of food poisoning

Common signs of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. However, symptoms may differ among the different types of foodborne diseases. Symptoms can sometimes be severe and some foodborne illnesses can even be life-threatening. Anyone can get a foodborne illness, but people in these categories are more at risk of the severe or long-term impacts:

  • Pregnant women
  • Young children
  • Older adults
  • People with immune systems weakened from medical conditions, such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or from receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Many people with food poisoning get better without medical treatment, but people with severe symptoms should see their doctor.

Complications From Food Poisoning

Many cases of food poisoning result in a mild illness that lasts a few hours or several days. However some people need to be hospitalized and/or have illnesses that result in long-term health problems (insert: https://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/effects) or even death. Infections transmitted by food can result in chronic arthritis, brain and nerve damage, and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which causes kidney failure.

When to See a Doctor for Severe Food Poisoning

If you experience symptoms of food poisoning, such as diarrhea or vomiting, drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, according to the CDC. See your doctor or healthcare provider if you have symptoms that are severe, including:

  • High fever (temperature over 101.5°F)
  • Blood in stools
  • Frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, including a marked decrease in urination, a very dry mouth and throat, or feeling dizzy when standing up.
  • Diarrhea that lasts more than 3 days

 


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Recalled Food

If you have food poisoning and want to check recently recalled foods, please visit this page: Active Recalls

Current Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Here is a list of current 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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Recent Interesting Reports

Girl Scout cookies Thin Mints, Melvindale, MI, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Other Stomach Pain
Melvindale, MI, USA

February 13, 2021 1:00 PM

“Thin Mints I ate a good portion of a sleeve of Girl Scout thin mints last night, got intense and unrelenting stomach pains, fell asleep on the bathroom floor, woke up with pains still, and then after awhile had diarrhea and the pain mostly went away but persisted a bit
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Chick-fil-A Eastern and Ione, South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Cramps
Chick-fil-A Eastern and Ione, South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, USA

March 6, 2021 5:06 AM

“Had the fried nuggets and within 15/20 mins had stomach cramps and severe diarrhea. See Less
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Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut, Williams Street, Lake Geneva, WI, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut, Williams Street, Lake Geneva, WI, USA

February 11, 2021 9:22 PM

“supreme pizza Just me i was only one eating it, 3 hrs after eating yesterday got really bad diarreah and ate same thing for lunch today 3 and a half hrs later i have diarreah and nausea tonight Today and yesterday See Less
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Covid-19 Vaccine Experience Notifications

February 18, 2021 5:57 PM

“The FSA announced the recall of Chick Inn 32 Jumbo Chicken Nuggets by Vestey Foods because Salmonella has been found in the product. The product is sold at Heron Foods, B&M, and B&M Express only.

FSA advises consumers not to eat the recalled products. Instead, return it to the store from where it... See Morewas bought for a full refund.

- Chick Inn 32 Jumbo Chicken Nuggets (650g). Lot number: 31453058. Batch code: 31453058. Best before: end of January 2022.

The products listed above might be contaminated with salmonella. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps.

Check the full recall details on the FSA website food.gov.uk
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Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Salmonella

Papa John's Pizza, McFarland Boulevard, Northport, AL, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Stomach Pain
Papa John's Pizza, McFarland Boulevard, Northport, AL, USA

February 27, 2021 9:54 AM

“I ordered a pizza last night, February 26, 2021, well two.  One for myself to have to eat through the weekend and the other for my grandkids.  I ate two slices and maybe 30 minutes or so later I got nauseous and I had to go to the bathroom and threw up everything.  About an hour later I got just one... See Moresmall slice trying to put something on my stomach and soon after I threw that up as well. My granddaughter had a couple of bites of the other pizza and she wakes me up because she had gotten sick and had diarrhea and nauseous, she’s nine years old.  This is really upsetting and I just feel like someone did something to those pizzas. I paid $40.00 including a $8.00 tip. My daughter ordered the pizza and I PayPal her so it was ordered from her account.  But I have record of it all. 
My granddaughter had a couple of bites of the other pizza.  First she told me her stomach hurt so I gave her some Children’s Soothe for nausea and she wakes me up because she had gotten sick and had diarrhea and nauseous, she’s nine years old.  This is really upsetting and I just feel like someone did something to those pizzas. I paid $40.00 including a $8.00 tip. My daughter ordered the pizza and I PayPal her so it was ordered from her account.  But I have record of it all.  It was only myself and my granddaughter that got sick but we both ate two different pizzas.  My daughter did order her a pizza but so far she has not complained.  This happened last night for me around maybe 9:30pm to 10:00pm?  For me it was about 20 minutes or so after the pizza was delivered.  For my granddaughter it was later because she didn’t get hers until later.  Actually she only had a small bite.  That pizza only had that portion eaten.  My pizza has three slices missing. 
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McDonald's, Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting Dehydration
McDonald's, Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL, USA

March 1, 2021 3:11 PM

“I had a vanilla milkshake and quarter pounder Sat about 9 pm. Around 11 pm, I was nauseous and about an hour lated started projectile vomiting. I vomited every 30 minutes for 14 hours until I had to go to the ER to get 2 liters of fluids plus IV nausea medication. I was still dehydrated when I left... See Morebut allowed me to leave as long as I promised to drink fluids. I still cant drink pedialyte because it makes me vomit. It is now Monday at 2 pm. Never will I eat there again. They said it was a severe case of food poisoning. I can tell you this. I almost died of a rare strand of African ecoli in 2014 in Germany, this was almost as bad as that. See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: ER

McDonald's, Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, GA, USA

Symptoms: Nausea Diarrhea Vomiting
McDonald's, Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, GA, USA

February 17, 2021 4:26 PM

“Went there last night and they said they only had “fried” foods. I ordered chicken nuggets and the McChicken. Within 4-6 hours I was violently vomiting. It’s been 15 hours or so since and I’ve gotten sick 3-4 more times, violently, uncontrollably sick. See Less
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PriceRite Supermarkets, South Avenue, Syracuse, NY, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
PriceRite Supermarkets, South Avenue, Syracuse, NY, USA

February 8, 2021 7:26 PM

“I brought meat from supermarket  1 person I made a sandwich next thing hours letter I was in so much pain in vomiting it was bad the next day I went too the doctors they came me pills I took meat back too them she offered me 10 dollars in I’m very upset  See Less
Reported By Iwaspoisoned.com User
Doctor Visit: Yes
Diagnosis: Doctor visit

February 8, 2021 8:00 PM

“Company name: Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC
Brand name: Publix
Product recalled: Parmesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets
Reason of the recall: Undeclared Soy
FDA Recall date: February 08, 2021
Recall details: Ocean Beauty Seafood LLC of Seattle, WA is recalling 8450 packages of Publix brand Pa... See Morermesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets, net wt.12oz, frozen, UPC 41415 30245 7, because it may contain undeclared soy due to mis-packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected Parmesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets retail box bears the code date “Best Before/Use By date 021122”, and the affected Teriyaki sauced product is observed through a clear inner vacuum package inside the retail box. Images of the affected and non-affected product are found below. The affected product was distributed directly to Publix Super Markets Inc distribution warehouses located in Florida and Georgia between 9/18/20 and 11/4/20. Publix further distributed product to their various retail stores in the southeast.

The problem was discovered when a consumer reported that the Teriyaki sauced salmon was found inside the retail box labeled as Parmesan-crusted salmon. Further investigation by the co-packer UniSea Cold Storage of Redmond, WA revealed that the that the loading box machine operator must have inadvertently grabbed the Parmesan-crusted salmon retail box instead of the correct boxes. We estimate only 300 units of 8450 Teriyaki sauced salmon packages were mis-packaged as Parmesan-Crusted Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillets.

There have been no adverse/allergic reactions reported to date. This recall is being made with the knowledge of, and in cooperation with, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers that find any affected product as described in this recall notice are asked to either dispose of the product or return the product to the point of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-286-2566 from 7am to 4pm PST, Monday through Friday. Or via email to info@oceanbeauty.com

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Sonic Drive-In, South Ellsworth Road, Mesa, AZ, USA

Symptoms: Diarrhea Cramps
Sonic Drive-In, South Ellsworth Road, Mesa, AZ, USA

February 7, 2021 12:21 PM

“I had a 5 piece chicken tender with honey mustard, tots, and a large Oreo cheesecake master blast shake. The shake tasted absolutely rotten - I thought that maybe they didn’t stir it well enough, so I stirred it thoroughly and it still tasted awful. I had MAYBE 5 sips and stopped drinking it. I left... See Moreit on the counter so I could take it back/tell them how horrid it was. A few hours later I saw it literally frothing and bubbling like sea foam! I don’t know what the heck happened, but it’s been awful. I got intense stomach cramps and diarrhea a little less than 12 hours afterwards. As a health care professional, the symptoms point me towards C. diff (clostridium) and it is highly likely that the ingredients of either the shake or the chicken tenders had not been refrigerated properly. See Less
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