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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Iwaspoisoned.com?
A crowdsourcing /social platform designed to allow the reporting of potential food safety incidents in real-time by consumers.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is a common, yet distressing and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people in the U.S. and throughout the world. People infected with food-borne organisms may be symptom-free or may have symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody diarrhea. Many foodborne illnesses are acute, meaning they happen suddenly and last a short time, and many people recover on their own without treatment.
How quickly does food poisoning start after eating contaminated food?

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.

What do I do if have food poisoning?
The CDC recommends to see your doctor if you have: – High fever (temperature over 101.5 F, measured orally) – Blood in the stools – Prolonged vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down (which can lead to dehydration) – Signs of dehydration, including a decrease in urination, a dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up.- – Diarrheal illness that lasts more than 3 days
I thought restaurants had to meet certain food safety standards—how is it that I could have gotten sick from something I ate?
Wouldn't I be able to tell the food is bad? It is possible to get food poisoning from any food or anywhere you eat food, even when safety standards are in place. You cannot always tell the food you are eating is bad.
Why should I report my illness?
To stop others from getting sick! Reporting food borne illness helps to detect outbreaks, and enables better surveillance of establishments that have repeat problems.
How does Iwaspoisoned.com use my report to help fight foodborne illness?
We monitor the reports, and forward alerts to health departments. We also monitor for outbreaks – where multiple reports have come in from the same place in the same time frame. We have an escalation process when this happens, and many news sources watch our data. We have been successful in helping detect outbreaks.
How do i contact Iwaspoisoned.com?
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I am in the food industry - do you offer services to industry ?
Yes we do – please visit our enterprise services site Dinesafe.org to learn more.
I am an investment firm or investor - do you offer more advanced reporting and analytics ?
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How do you ensure against erroneous reports provided by disgruntled employees, or customers that have an unrelated dispute with a restaurant.
Iwaspoisoned.com is curated. Every single report gets both a human review and a technical back end review. These reviews are designed to eliminate malicious, inauthentic, or off topic reports. Misuse or malicious use of the site by users is also against our terms of use policy. Our commitment is to do everything we can to ensure that every report represents a real person who believes they got food poisoning.

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This McDonalds is usually fine for my family and me since we always go to it. After school around 3, we decided to get McDonald's and my mom, sister and I all had Fries and my brother just had a Chicken sandwich. I had thought that I ate too fast because my stomach was hurting and I usually take naps around 4 so I did thinking nothing of the pain. At around 7 I had woken up to nausea and I went to the bathroom to use the toilet and I had diarrhea. I felt a strong need to throw up and I couldn't so I forced myself and I threw up way more than I thought I would. I went to sleep at around 10 thinking I should just sleep it off. I hear my sister start to throw up and that's when I was thinking about what we ate. She and I were throwing up all night long and we would switch from feeling cold to feeling hot at times with aching bones. We were going to go to school still feeling nauseous the next morning until my mom started to throw up and complained about feeling cold and having diarrhea. We had all eaten the same Fries and my brother just had a Chicken Sandwich and feels fine. We all still have diarrhea, bone aches, and are nauseous still. Read More

Dec 13 12:50pm

O'Charley’s Restaurant & Bar, East Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC, USA

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Report Type: Food Poisoning

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Steak and Chicken tenders and a blue Cheese wedge salad. Are around 630 pm and from about midnight until 2am I was on the bathroom floor vomiting it was the worse experience of my life. Read More

Dec 13 12:20pm

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Ate 3 rolled Chicken tacos with spicy ranch and Guacamole dipping sauces. Ate them around 345pm...shortly after that diarrhea started. After the 1st episode of that I began vomiting. The sickness lasted over 4 hours w/ constant vomiting and diarrhea the whole time....still feeling queasy day following sickness. Read More

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Burger King, 2200 West Sample Road, Pompano Beach, FL, USA

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My Aunt bought 2 orders of Whopper Jr., Onion rings, Cinnamon rolls and drinks while we visited my brother in the hospital for his liver cirrhosis. My brother with Cirrhosis of the liver got sick, his son and myself, all had chills, diarrhea, stomach pain, violent gas and headaches. Read More

Dec 13 7:34am

McDonald's, Team Valley Retail World, Newcastle upon Tyne NE11 0BD, UK

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Buttermilk Road, Cottondale, AL, USA

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I don’t know what was wrong but me and my daughter got sick as dogs after eating at this Popeyes , never again! Read More

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Olympia, Ludwig-Hartmann-Straße, Dresden, Germany

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