Millions of people get food poisoning every year, and thousands die. The annual economic cost is in the billions. The majority of cases are unreported due to mild illness, limited public knowledge of reporting procedures, or the absence of laboratory confirmation of disease. Reporting helps improve foodborne disease burden estimation, timely outbreak detection, and evaluation of policies.
Recent Interesting Reports
“Food. We went out for dinner on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Within a couple of hours of the meal, we were both sick. I had to take the day off of work because I didn't get much sleep and was in pain. ”
“Rice Cây dừa Bought the 50 pound rice , eat for 2 months. Feeling not good. Last week I try to sate the rice over the pan the rice burned very fast becoming like a plastic after sate . I stop eat it for a week but still headache, floating... and tiredness all the time . The family of 3 we all eat it for about 3 months , we eat about 15 pounds. The white rice call Gạo cây dừa ”
“On February 13th my daughter ate a can of Great Value Beef Ravioli with Tomato Sauce. About 30 minutes later she started getting a bad stomach ache..She couldn’t stand up straight. She tried to go to sleep. After about an hour of laying down, she ran to the restroom because... she had diarrhea. She went to the restroom several times during the night after that with more explosive diarrhea..Then at about 4:00 in the morning she began vomiting. At one point she had diarrhea and vomiting at the same time. ”
“A Daves double burger My grandson left work at 7pm. He was feeling fine all day. I bought him the burger there along with fries and a bottled water. He ate when we got home and around 9pm became nauseous and started throwing up. He could not stop throwing up.... I could not believe how many time he threw up. In the middle of throwing up the diarrhea started. I was going to take him to the hospital but things finally settled down around 4am but he still has diarrhea.
When I called the restaurant to speak with the manager about this a young man came on the phone. I told him what happened and he told me he really wasn't sure what to do and that I could speak with the manager on Monday. He asked my last name and there was a long pause. He came back and said he was trying to get on the computer. Then he said he could give us a coupon. I responded that we would not be eating there again and said thank you and good bye. Their employees are obviously not trained properly. The service is poor, there is never a happy or warm welcome, and most of the employees give you the "They do not want to be there attitude." Wake up. This is a very serious situation that might not have had a good outcome. There should always be someone (an adult) that is trained to properly handle a situation like this. ”
“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.
“Prawn sandwich 8 hours, just me, no one else had a sandwich. I bought a prawn sandwich at 11:54 and ate it almost immediately and this is the only thing i had that was different from the rest of my family. Then at approx. 9 i started to get cramps... in my stomach amd had to take ibrupofen and paracetamol to try and ease the pain, then at 2am i jumped out of bed to vomit and then shortly after i had diarrhoea, i was tempted to go to hospital due to the servere pain, but by 7 symptoms had stopped and i just feel so tired, even after a long sleep from 7-12. Not happy at all, i thought we could trust them. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”