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Food poisoning and complaints

Understanding food poisoning

This is an illness usually caused by food or drink consumed that was contaminated by bacteria or the poisons bacteria produce.

Food poisoning has the following symptoms:

  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • stomach cramps
  • headache (from dehydration).

For further information on different types of food poisoning, see the NHS website.

If you think you have food poisoning contact your GP. They might arrange to take a stool sample for analysis.

If you think that your food poisoning is related to a food business in Slough please contact us.