If you believe you are suffering from food poisoning you should visit your GP as soon as possible to have the diagnosis confirmed. You’ll need to provide a faecal (stool) sample which will be sent to Public Health England for analysis to help identify the cause of illness.
Public Health England informs us of all cases of infectious diseases they confirm by laboratory analysis that may be linked to food or water consumption, and we investigate these. In which case we will either telephone or visit you to try and find out where the infection has come from. The infection may have come from contaminated food, however, many infectious diseases can be transmitted through non-food routes such as environmental sources such as people, animals, airborne particles and contaminated surfaces.
If you are suffering from sickness and/or diarrhoea and work:
- as a food handler
- in a care setting, or
- with vulnerable people
- tell your employer
- not carry out any food handling duties until at least 48 hours after your symptoms have stopped.
Was the food purchased in the East Riding?
If you believe a particular food premises or food you have bought in the East Riding has caused your illness, you can report it to us online:
Report suspected food poisoning