Arugula Food Poisoning
Arugula and other leafy greens are one of the leading causes of food poisoning. According to the CDC, from 1998 to 2008 they caused 262 outbreaks involving 8,836 cases of illness. Arugula food poisoning can start when the greens become contaminated by dirty growing conditions or at packaging plants.
“I ordered an organic arugula salad on Friday afternoon June 26. I started feeling abdominal pain that night. Moving into Saturday I started running a low fever of 100.9 with severe diarrhea that lasted a couple days. I wasn't able to eat again until Sunday but still had abdominal pain... and diarrhea. ”
“Salad We ate an arugula & kale salad (EarthGreens, organic) at about 2pm and both got sick 10 hours later. Diarrhea and nausea first and vomiting during the night. Sick for about 15 hours. Then we were able to eat again. 2 days later, we eat some of that salad... again and about 6 hours later we start feeling bloated, light headed and like we’re going to vomit again. This is happening just now and it seems like this is the only product we can identify in both cases. We are currently trying probiotics hoping it helps reduce the impact. ”
“I got some arrugula plastic bags and put some raw in my green smoothie and next day I cooked some with other vegetables and got and a couple of hours later i started feeling so bad, diarrhea, nausea and my body arching. This is my second day. I vam even... see the arugula bags cause it makes me want to vomit. ”
“Ordered two salads with arugula, romaine, kale, cabbage, chicken, feta and cucumbers for me and my wife. Doing our part staying at home during this pandemic. My wife and I got sick with severe diarrhea for the last couple of days now. Looks like giardiasis based on description of our... symptoms. Will prolly never order there again. Hope they are sanitary and handling food properly. This is unacceptable. ”
“I had my favorite, the Mediterranean Grain Bowl today. I actually thought a piece of arugula tasted a little off and am kicking myself for not spitting it out. Started with severe intestinal cramps an hour after eating. By two hours later I had uncontrollable diarrhea, followed by nausea, fatigue,... elevated heart rate and mild chills. Gonna be a long night, thanks! ”
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“Bought 4 way for me and 5 way for my husband. My husband had beans. My order was dry and salty. I threw it away. My husband ate his food. He had diarrhea over night and the next day. Severe stomach pain. I wanted to take him to the er... but he did not go. The manager at this location advised me she had studied food borne illnesses and you could not get food poisoning this quickly. Was very curt and argumenative. I said well I will not be back but you do not care. She replied right,I do not care. ”
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“It was a long day so, my husband and I ordered food to go. I had the All American Burger. My husband had Flank steak. We ate a little after 8 pm.
I got really bad food poisoning. I had 1/2 of a hamburger and some fries. I had only... water to drink. Approximately 1/2 hour after eating I felt sick to my stomach. I ended up in the bathroom with excruciating pains in my abdomen. I was dripping wet from sweat and almost past out twice from the pain. I do not have anything left inside of me to defecate, but I am passing blood. It's not too much, about a teaspoon per visit to the bathroom. I had cereal this morning with rice milk, no coffee as I usually have. I feel it is getting better, but was concerned about the blood. Sorry, didn't keep the receipt. My husband has the charge on his cc statement. ”
“I stopped and waited in a very very long slow line to order the $10 sampler box this is around noon that day by 6 pm it hit me hard first stomach craps throwing up and diarrhea and this is all while I'm at work note that I work over... there so then have to make a half hour or so drive back to the house this was a Thursday Friday wake up amd its times 10 by then so Friday have to call off work 100+ pay lose for it never again should have knew better the area looks sick ”
“Purchased new within the hour, I dipped chopped veggies I had leftover from dinner the day before into the hummus with a little sriracha (a bottle I also had used on food the day before). About 3 minutes after finishing this snack I started feeling nauseaous followed by throwing up... all of it a minute later. ”