Food poisoning is an illness, usually caused by eating or drinking food or water contaminated by bacteria (germs) or the poisons that they produce. It can be caught from food eaten at home, at restaurants, or abroad.
If you think you have food poisoning from food from a business in Dudley, please contact us (details at bottom of this page).
The common symptoms associated with food poisoning include:-
These usually occur within 2 to 36 hours of consumption of the food, although with some types of food poisoning, illness may not occur for days or even weeks. The last thing eaten is not necessarily the cause of the food poisoning. The symptoms usually last between one and seven days, although this may be longer. All the time you have the symptoms, and in some cases for some time after, you can transmit the infection to other people if you are not careful.