If you think that you have got food poisoning you should contact
your local Environmental Services Department, your GP and if you
are a food handler or work with young children or vulnerable people
you should tell your manager at work.
To prove if food poisoning has made you ill a stool sample will
need to be submitted and a questionnaire will need to be filled in
by the person who has been ill.
If food poisoning can be related directly to a food source an
investigation will be undertaken as necessary
You will be required to take 48 hours off work after being
symptom free (after the first normal stool) if you are a food
handler, work or attend nursery, work with the young, sick or
If a sample of the suspected food is still available it should
be kept in the refrigerator below 8oC and handed to a member of the
Environmental Health Food team as soon as is practicable.
More information on food poisoning can be found on the Health protection
Agency Website and form NHS