Food poisoning

If you think you have food poisoning and it has been caused by food from a food business in Wigan Borough, please contact us so we can investigate.

Further information on food poisoning can be found on the Public Health England website.

What to do if you have food poisoning

  • Consult your GP. You may be asked to give a stool sample, this is so the cause of your illness can be identified. You may also be prescribed some rehydration therapy or antibiotics to help you feel better
  • Wash your hands before handling food and after visiting the toilet - good hygiene is even more important at this time
  • If you work in a food premises and/or you are a food handler, you should not handle or prepare any food for the public until you have been free of symptoms for at least two days
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

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