Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food that is handled or cooked incorrectly before it reaches your plate.
Food can be contaminated by infectious ‘bugs’ (bacteria, viruses, parasites) at any point of growing, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, storing, shipping or preparing. Cross-contamination happens when these harmful ‘bugs’ are transferred from one surface to another.
Researchers have identified more than 250 foodborne diseases. Most of them are caused by a bacteria, viruses, and parasites. However, harmful toxins and chemicals can also contaminate foods and cause food poisoning.
Recent Interesting Reports
“Dim sum. Pork bun,shrimp dumpling,shrimp & beef noodle rolls,sui mai and jasmin tea We stopped here for late lunch early dinner. 3:30 to 4:20 according to our map program. Ordered jasmin tea. We both used the washroom, ate and left. On the way home my partner started getting bad cramps... and nausea. I started getting chest pain. 1 hour later we got home. ”
“We, a party of two, had explosive diarrhea, vomiting , fever, body shakes approximately 12 hours after we ate at the restaurant. We did not eat together anywhere else , or spend time for weeks prior. This was/is very serious food poisoning! ”
“My child ate blackberries and blueberries and 30 min later had 4 bouts of diarrhea and sharts. I thought it was the blueberries so I didn’t give him any for 24hrs. Today he had some blackberries which resulted in the same symptoms about 30-45 min later. ”
“got a chicken bowl for breakfast around 9am. had diarrhea 4 times before noon. threw up around 1:30pm. have had extreme stomach pains about an hour after eating and still experiencing now 8 hours later. had to cancel valentines day dinner reservations. never eating there again. ”
“Ate half of an Impossible Whopper, after a quick nap, woke up to non-stop diarrhea and vomiting, hiving and very sensitive to motion, was not able to hold a sip of water and did not seem to end or come out.
I had no health insurance, so ran around town... trying to qualify for a ER visit, it was my first time because I’m able to handle a lot of things and rarely get sick; I was honestly scared. After going to work the next week, I over heard one co-worker state she had to go to the ER for eating the Impossible Whopper as well, she was trying it for her ulcers. ”
“I got sick from eating seaweed salad , that I bought, Azumi brand, which is Korea farmed. I ate it on February 6th, brand new box, couldn't sleep at night, got up with diarrhea, felt slightly better after vomiting the seaweed. Everything else of my food that I had eaten... the same night was digested, just seaweed wasn't. Had fever forb2b days, headache and diarrhea. Couldn't eat all the time as well. needs to take this seaweed of their shelves asap!!! ”
“I went on Monday (1/20/2020) and ordered buffalo boneless wings and Spinach dip, chips and salsa. This was around 4:30 pm. By 10 pm, I was throwing up and started with diarrhea. I also had a sharp pain in my stomach. I threw up all night and kept going to... the restroom. By 6 am, I had to go to the Emergency room. I was dehydrated from all the vomiting. My sister and nephew, who also went with me had to go to the Emergency Room also. They had the same symptoms. All three of us had sweet tea and shared the salsa and chips appetizer. ”