What Should You Do If You Get Food Poisoning at a Restaurant?

What should you do if you get food sick at a restaurant? Public-health authorities advise that you contact the restaurant to report your illness. A representative of the Department of Public Health will ask for details of your last meal and several prior ones. If you are unsure whether you contracted a pathogen, contact the Department of Public Health for more information. They can help you determine whether you have contracted the disease, and they can offer you a gift certificate for future visits.

The health department will interview you about your food poisoning. The interview should be brief, lasting 10 to 15 minutes. A health department official will ask you a series of questions about your illness, including how it started, what you ate, and how much you drank. Prepare all of the information you can so that you can provide the most accurate information. Alternatively, you can complete an online form and submit it to the department.

The symptoms of food poisoning depend on the organism infected. In some cases, they last for only a day or two, while others may last for weeks. Depending on the symptoms, you can consult your doctor or seek medical attention if necessary. If you suspect that you have been exposed to a pathogen, you should take action immediately. You should also contact the restaurant’s manager as soon as possible to report your symptoms.