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Food poisoning is an illness which occurs after eating or drinking anything that is contaminated by bacteria, or sometimes chemicals.
These depend on the type of bacteria or chemical but diarrhoea, sickness, stomach pains and sometimes fever and headache are the most common. Illness may last for only a day or continue for one or two weeks.
If you think you have food poisoning drink plenty of fluids and consult your doctor. If you think you may have got it from eating out in Mole Valley please contact Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) immediately on 01306 885001 so that an investigation can be carried out. (see Food Complaints web page).
Investigating food poisoning and reports of infectious disease
Raw food, especially meats and poultry contain bacteria which can cause food poisoning. Stop these bacteria from getting onto food by taking the following precautions:
If you are ill
If your work involves handling food, nursing or working with the young, sick or elderly, you must tell your employer. In these cases, you should not return to work until 48 hours after your symptoms have stopped.
Also take the following actions:
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