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Public Health FAQ

Q. How do I get report details and the complainant contact information?

A. On our email alerts, you will receive a list of the recent reports for your jurisdiction. Clicking on the report title will give you access to full report details and contact information, as shown in the following example.

Q. Is possible to contact directly with the complainant?

A. Yes, we made aware our users during the entire reporting process that they can be contacted for public health for further investigations. In this way, once you get report details and contact information you are welcome to contact directly with complainants.

Q. How often I’m going to receive this?

A. Unless you asked to a different setting, our alerts are set to be sent daily. We consider that is a good frequency to keep you informed and your inbox clear. However, if we detect possible outbreak clusters we will reach out as soon as possible.


Q. Why the report doesn’t contain contact information?

A. We have a high opt in rate of users providing contact info as we urge them at several points during the reporting process that if they do not provide contact information it is not possible for county health to follow up. However, there are times that users do not opt in to be contacted and reports does not include such information, but it still contains valuable information to outbreak detection.


Q. What to do with reports with no contact info?

A. As previously stated, in cases with no contact information, typically there is not much that can be done regarding following up directly with the complainant, except possibly consider it as a data point if other reports come in for the location over the next day or two, or directly to your agency. This can be useful to detect clusters that can indicate a bigger problem or an illness outbreak.
 

Q. There are reports from previous months or even years, why is that?

A. This happen when users recently discovered the website through a reference on social media or the news and wanted to report something that has happened in the past.

 

Q. Why do I get reports out of my jurisdiction?

A. We do our best to create alerts only to the city, county or state you requested but still it is possible to get reports from a store located out of your jurisdiction. In those cases, please contact us to fix it as soon as possible.


Q. Why the report doesn’t contain any description?

A. We encourage users to be as descriptive as can be and to include pictures to their reports but there are a few people who choose not to share any more information than the store location and name. As previously mentioned, these reports are helpful when part of clusters that lead to outbreaks detection.

Recent Interesting Reports

Lahaina Fish Co, Front Street, Lahaina, HI, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
“Both my husband and I ordered the exact same thing. Mahi Mahi, his had cajon spice my plain . With brown rice. Within 1 hour of eating my husband got severe diarrhea, I showed symptoms 1/2 hour later with diarrhea, cramping and pain. His symptoms went away in 6 hours.... See More
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Panera Bread, Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
“I had a You Pick Two with the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt. Within two hours of eating, I began having stomach cramps and nausea. I had loose stool and diarrhea which was green tinged, and continue to have stomach discomfort. I am unsure if I have a fever. I will... See More
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KFC, Hart Street, Vincennes, Indiana, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Vomiting
“Last night for supper at approximately 6 pm central time, my wife and I both ate, we had the 10 piece meal with the chocolate cake. It came with the original recipe fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw and the cake. At 2 am central time I woke... See More
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Dillon's, Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Nausea Vomiting
“This afternoon for lunch at 12 noon, I had a bowl of clam chowder and a lobster roll and felt sick immediately afterwards. I had stomach cramps all day and have just now thrown up for the past 15 minutes nonstop. The only other thing I had was an iced... See More
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ALDI, West Main Street, Lewisville, TX, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Vomiting
“I recently purchased Black Angus Cubed Steak for dinner. NOW my entire family is sick with unstoppable diarrhea and vomiting. The product was not expired and front and center on the shelf. Won’t ever return!”
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McDonald's

Report Type: Food Safety
“Still shocked that can serve a part raw burger and not even have the decency to reply after a call and an email over a week ago with a goodwill gesture! were not much help either after delivering this to me couldn't offer any compensation!!”
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Dairy Queen, Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea
“We each had something different: 1. Caramel peanut buster parfait; 2. Peanut butter malted milkshake; 3. Royal Oreo Blizzard. All three of had stomach aches within an hour after eating. Symptoms included diarrhea, nausea, and stomach ache.”
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Bol, Croatia

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting
“Three adults and baby got all severely ill with 7 day aggressive diarrhea and vomiting. I feel like everywhere we ate, nobody cared what was served to us. People just cared about making money from selling whatever they had.”
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Burger King, Airport Road, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
“My wife has eaten The Impossible Burger on two different occasions and has had severe stomach cramps for two days both times. , Nothing else happened. She has eaten the Impossible Burger from the same place three times and each time she has had severe stomach cramps. The pain starts... See More
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Walmart Supercenter, U.S. 64, Siler City, NC, USA

Report Type: Food Poisoning
Symptoms: Diarrhea Fever Nausea
“On September 3, 2019 at 18:06:56 I purchased a "Turkey Cheddar Sub" I ate it after I got home and tended to my groceries, so was eaten at approximately 8:00 that evening. At bedtime, around 11:00, I started to feel cramping with heavy gas. I didn't think too much of... See More
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