What do you recommend your customers do when they feel food poisoning symptoms?
Get tested and treated.
Do not wait for the doctors to come and give you a diagnosis.
It’s best to call your local poison center and make an appointment to be tested.
If you don’t have an appointment, call the National Poison Center (800) 739-4438 to schedule a test.
The center can be reached at 800-222-1222.
The CDC recommends that people who have had symptoms for at least one week immediately contact their doctor, and that they also contact the nearest emergency room.
It is also recommended that they get checked by an independent doctor or other health care provider, such as an allergist or a doctor’s assistant.
Keep the food cold.
While it’s tempting to freeze food, there are a few things you can do to keep the temperature at or below 37 degrees F (-4 degrees C) while you’re still cooking.
Avoid putting frozen foods in the freezer.
Frozen foods may have been contaminated with food borne pathogens, and freezing can cause bacteria to grow.
If food is stored at temperatures above 37 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius), it will spoil faster.
If possible, store food in an airtight container.
If the container is too small for you to fit in your freezer, make sure the container fits in your fridge, or if it is not airtight, store it in the refrigerator.
If it’s too large for you, it’s probably best to store the food in the microwave, which can be much more efficient than the refrigerator, and can keep the food at a lower temperature.
It may take up to a week for a person to feel symptoms of food poisoning.
Avoid sharing food.
If your food is being shared with someone else, the likelihood of you and that person getting sick from the food is higher.
Even if you are sharing food with someone, there’s a chance your body will react differently to the food than to a person who is not sharing it.
When people share food, they’re sharing the risk of their health.
Some people have reported feeling sick after eating at restaurants with no one else in the kitchen.
In some cases, the food was contaminated with pathogens, which could cause illness if not handled properly.
Get rid of utensils and other utensil-related objects.
It can take up for up to three weeks for symptoms to clear up.
If utensiles are left in your refrigerator, they could contaminate your food and other foods that you are cooking, and it may take even longer to clear your symptoms.
Some of the items that can contaminate food include forks, knives, utensives, spoons, utilities, and knives and forks.
Some food products contain ingredients that are considered potentially hazardous to humans.
These include: meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy products.
You can find more information about these food ingredients at www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/healthy-eating.
Clean up after yourself.
If a food poisoning is caused by a food that you’re not prepared to handle, you should wash your hands thoroughly before you cook.
If someone else is cooking food for you and they come in contact with it, they should also wash their hands and eat their food.
If symptoms begin to appear, go to your doctor immediately.
Ask your doctor if you should take any medication.
Ask the doctor if the symptoms are a response to the infection or if they are a sign of more serious conditions.