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If the poisoning is caused by a chemical agent (e.g. ammonia) the symptoms can begin within minutes. An example of this is the Laraway Elementary School incident in Illinois – with over 150 children sickened from ammonia contaminated chicken tenders in the school lunch. Details can be seen here.
However food poisoning is most commonly caused by organisms such as Norovirus or Salmonella. Onset from this type of food poisoning can range from as little as 1 hour (Staphylococcus aureus) to as long as 28 days (Hepatitis A).
A table explaining onset times and duration for organisms that frequently cause illness can found on the FDA website link found here.
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Recent Interesting Reports
Within hours of eating a steak bowl, I became bloated and nauseous, it progressed to uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea. Ended up in the ER that evening and have been out of work 2 days now. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Bloating See Less
I purchased 3 kits March 6th. After eating one I immediately became ill. I waited 2 days later before eating the 2nd one and again became ill. It wasn't until I ate the 3rd one I realized what was causing me to become ill. First time the... See More salad kits made me ill. After eating the salad I would be up all night with diarrhea get a little better so I ate the second one and the same thing happened. It was when I ate the third one I realized it was the salad making me sick. | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less
Ordered a chicken sushi roll meal Tuesday evening. My husband had Philadelphia rolls. Woke up at 330am with severe vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. My husband is also ill. It has been almost 48 hours and neither of us can keep food or liquid down. Went to the... See More Dr this morning and she believes it to be food poisoning | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less
The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label. The recalled products have been sold in Ontario. There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.
Brand: Deena, Product: Falooda... See More Drink with Banana, Size: 290 ml, UPC: 8 859032 710157, Codes: PIA2202015H/05 JUNE 2025
Brand: Deena, Product: Falooda Drink with Mango, Size: 290 ml, UPC: 8 859032 710133, Codes: PIA2202015H/02 JUNE 2025
Brand: Deena, Product: Falooda Drink with Melon, Size: 290 ml, UPC: 8 859032 710140, Codes: PIA2202015H/03 JUNE 2025
Brand: Deena, Product: Falooda Drink with Rose, Size: 290 ml, UPC: 8 859032 710126, Codes: PIA2202015H/04 JUNE 2025
Check to see if you have recalled products; do not consume recalled products to which you are allergic or sensitive as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction; and do not serve, use, sell or distribute recalled products.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
In case you experienced harm from allergens or undeclared ingredients, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve issues and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance. If symptoms persist, seek medical care.
Company name: Gateway Inc.
Brand name: Deena
Product recalled: Falooda Drinks
Reason of the recall: Issue Food - Allergen - Milk
CFIA Recall date: 2023-02-21
Source: recalls-rappels.canada.ca See Less
Hello Its been a few years since i have been to there before this visit! The staff notified me donuts are shipped in from a bakery now, before they were made fresh. I ordered a half dozen was not allowed to choose what i wanted its a... See More set variety now according to the staff! Based off what you see behind the counter and the lack of food items made at the location proper food saftey to freezing, thawing, heating, or simply boxing of the product isnt being followed properly either by the store or bakery providing such! My family is now sick from donuts who wouldve thought possible? | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less
Just now, I ate here We had 2 orders. Our first order had a long gray brown hair in it | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting See Less
Symptoms: Diarrhea, Vomiting
Today, Mixed berry immunity boost smoothie from here Only other meal was family breakfast with no other family member experiencing symptoms. Symptoms began about 2 hours after ingestion. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion See Less
Wendy's, East Main Street, Sylva, NC, USA
3 weeks ago
At about 6PM, my family went to get there since we were about an hour from home.
Our order was messed up a lot, but we didn’t complain, we were hungry. My brother got a Son of a Baconator and I got a custom burger. It had... See More lettuce, bacon, cheese, meat, mayonnaise, and maybe some other stuff, but I can’t remember.
I got home, had very uncomfortable symptoms (diarrhea, temperature raise, gagging, nausea, slow-thinking, heartburn, and paleness.) and I am now sitting by a bucket. It may have been from something else, but I have possibly gotten sick from the same place multiple times with the same symptoms. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Something else, Heartburn See Less
Wingstop, Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY, USA
1 month ago
My husband and I ate from here late thursday night, February 16, 2023. We started to feel stomach aches through the night thursday. By friday morning we were still feeling gassy stomachs and unwell, he had a few rounds of diarrhea and just an unwell feeling stomach... See More friday. I had over 10 rounds of diarrhea friday and over 40 rounds on saturday. I was also throwing up every few hours and could not hold down more than one cracker per day. By Sunday morning at 5am I was in the hospital for dehydration. My electrolytes were all out of whack, I was My stool specimen came back positive for Campy. I am still pretty miserable today (Monday) but am much better due to all the medications at the hospital. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Dehydration, Gas See Less
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Food poisoning can begin immediately, especially if it is caused by a chemical contaminant. However, food poisoning is most commonly caused by organisms such as Norovirus or Salmonella. Onset from this type of food poisoning can range from as little as 1 hour (Staphylococcus aureus) to as long as 28 days (Hepatitis A). Learn more: Food Poisoning Timeline
Staying hydrated is most important. It is recommended to see a doctor if you have a high fever (temperature over 101.5 F), blood in your stool, prolonged vomiting, or dehydration. Signs of dehydration, including a decrease in urination, a dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up, or diarrheal illness that lasts more than 3 days. Learn more.
Most often, food poisoning is mild and resolves without treatment within a few days. But in some cases it can last longer and may require hospitalization and medical treatment. Learn more.
Food poisoning symptoms may range from mild to severe and can differ significantly depending of the contaminant . The most common symptoms of food poisoning are:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach cramps
Food poisoning should be reported. It can help to detect outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed. It also enables better surveillance of establishments that have repeat problems. Learn More.