Foodborne Illness

The Foodborne Illness Investigation program investigates all complaints received with illness associated with the consumption of food.

Often, a foodborne outbreak is identified by linking several complaints from one person to several others who have eaten at the same location over a given period of time. For this reason, it is very important for you to complete and submit our online foodborne illness reporting form anytime you feel that you consumed a food and, as a result, you became ill. The Epidemiology staff will obtain the information concerning your complaint.

Please note that many times you become ill several days to weeks after the consumption of food. Before completing the online foodborne illness reporting form, think about the foods you consumed, all the places that you have eaten in the last 3 to 5 days, and any other people who ate with you.