Foodborne illness is any illness that may result from eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated beverages. Food may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins and chemicals. Typical symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. The elderly, very young, and those with a weakened immune system aremore at risk of foodborne illness. The common myth regarding foodborne illness is that the last meal one ate made the person sick. However, some symptoms are not present until days or even up to a couple of months after consuming the food in question. This is why it is important that you provide the Health Department with at least a 3-day food history if you suspect you have a foodborne illness.
You have diarrhea and any of the following symptoms:
You suspect that your foodborne illness resulted from food consumed outside your home and would like to submit a complaint against the food establishment.
Please answer the questions below to help us investigate your complaint. If you prefer, illness complaints can also be made by calling the Office of Food Protection at 401-222-2749.
Click on the business in the list below to verify that it is the one that you think made you sick, then click the 'File A Complaint' in the next window.