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Food related illness

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  1. Food related illness
  2. What is food poisoning?
  1. What should I do if I think I am suffering from food poisoning?
  2. Food safety at home

What should I do if I think I am suffering from food poisoning?

If you are suffering from the symptoms of food poisoning, you should:

  • Visit your doctor as soon as possible and provide a faecal (poo) sample for testing. This should be able to determine what organism caused your illness.
  • Whilst you have symptoms (e.g. vomiting and/or diarrhoea) you should remain at home and observe high standards of personal hygiene. This will help prevent the spread to other family members.
  • If you are a food handler, or work with the elderly, young children or ill people, you should notify your employer, and do not return to work until you have been free from all symptoms for at least 48 hours.

You can report suspected food poisoning to us using the suspected food poisoning complaint form.

Food and Safety team

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 08085 834333


Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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