I feel ill after eating at a local restaurant and now I feel ill. What should I do?

Contact your GP as soon as possible. They will assess your condition and probably ask you to provide a stool sample. This can establish what kind of food poisoning you may have, and it is only with this information that officers can prove a link between your illness and what you have eaten.

People often assume that the last meal they ate was the cause of their food poisoning symptoms but that is not usually the case. The most common form of food poisoning can result from food eaten up to 11 days prior to symptoms becoming apparent - obviously this can make it difficult for officers to identify the cause of the illness.

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