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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
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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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.
Recent Interesting Reports
May 28, 2021 11:00 PM
“Company name: Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc
Brand name: Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc
Product recalled: Organic Enoki mushrooms
Reason of the recall: Potential L. monocytogenes contamination.
FDA Recall date: May 28, 2021
Recall details: Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc of City of Industry,... CA is recalling All of the Organic Enoki Mushroom 200g, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
Organic Enoki mushroom 200g was distributed nationwide from California and it reached to consumers through retail stores and other produce wholesalers. It is packed by each 200g individual plastic package and the package is clear on top and orange on the bottom part. It has ‘Conah Organic enoki mushroom’ written on front. The mushroom is white and has almost no smell. As it is vegetable, it does not have a clear date of expiration. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased 200g packages of ‘Conah Organic Enoki Mushroom’ are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
May 28, 2021 12:05 AM
“The cake we baught was full of green mold 1 i ate a piece of cake and and hour later i was spewing from both ends
This evening ”
May 24, 2021 11:28 PM
“The Chautauqua County Health Department is warning customers who ate food at or consumed takeout food from The Mustard Seed Restaurant located at 31 E Main Street Fredonia, NY, between April 1 and May 19, 2021, were potentially exposed to hepatitis A. Because of that, they advised people who may ha... ve been exposed should receive treatment to prevent infection, considering that most people do not get sick when an employee at a restaurant has hepatitis A, but there is still a risk.
The hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin is only effective within two weeks of exposure to the virus. People who ate at The Mustard Seed Restaurant between May 8 and May 19 (and have not been previously vaccinated against hepatitis A) should receive the hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin as soon as possible.
The Chautauqua County Health Department staff conducted a thorough inspection of the restaurant and cleared them to reopen on May 20. There is no risk of eating there at this time.
If you are experiencing Hepatitis A symptoms, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance.
Check for more details on: chqgov.com
Source: chqgov.com ”
May 20, 2021 1:44 PM
“I got violently sick. Pretty certain the source was cashews bought from there ”
May 18, 2021 8:18 AM
“I purchased lettuce cucumber onion and tomato to make a salad for dinner. I WASHED everything before I made my dinner. The lettuce and cucumber tasted funny so I did not finish my salad. In less than an hour I threw it all up and was up and down in the bathroom for the remainder of the night. I stil... l have the lettuce and cucumber and I would love to have it tested. ”
May 29, 2021 11:01 PM
“Company name: California Terra Garden Inc.
Brand name: Guan’s
Product recalled: Seafood mushrooms
Reason of the recall: Potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination
FDA Recall date: May 29, 2021
Recall details: California Terra Garden Inc. of Commerce, CA is recalling all cases of its 150g/5.... 3-ounce packages of Seafood Mushroom (Product of China) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled products were distributed from California through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide. The Seafood mushroom comes in a clear plastic package with the description “Seafood Mushroom” in English and French, and Guan’s logo in the front. At the back, there is UPC code, 859267007501. Product code is 3460 at the back top right. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by California Health Department revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 150g package of Seafood mushroom. The distribution of the product has been suspended.
Consumers who have purchased any package of Seafood mushroom are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
June 11, 2021 2:42 PM
“I bought fried chicken from. the deli. I ate 2 legs as soon as I brought it home- it didn't sit out. About an hour later I got severe cramps, intense nausea, followed by an entire night of vomiting repeatedly as well as diarrhea, cold sweats and chills. ”
May 24, 2021 7:01 PM
“Cambells chunky soup in a can Cooked Campbell’s chunky soup Chicken broccoli cheese with potato And Wesson approximately 30 minutes was with nausea puking and diarrhea. It is the only thing I live in and I was feeling fine prior to that so something is wrong with it
May 26, 2021 10:04 AM
“I had a medium sized gold ribbon milkshake. May 25 in the afternoon. Within an hour after drinking half of the milkshake I had horrible diarrhea. ”
May 18, 2021 8:00 PM
“Company name: WH Smith
Product recalled: Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks
FSA Recall date: 05/18/2021
Recall details: WH Smith is recalling Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks because they contain barley, oats and wheat (gluten) which are not mentioned on the label.... This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley, and/or oats and/or wheat (gluten).
- Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks (23g). Batch code: 119 21. Best before: 29 April 2022
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to barley, and/or oats, and/or wheat or gluten, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.
This product contains barley, oats and wheat (gluten) making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to barley, and/or oats and/or wheat or gluten.
Check the full recall details on food.gov.uk
Source: FSA ”