Food poisoning

Food poisoning results from eating food that contains harmful bacteria, viruses or poisonous substances known as toxins.

The council is responsible for the investigation and control of food poisoning in close liaison with Public Health England. We work to contain any infection by finding the cause of it and preventing it from spreading. We also work to make sure it doesn't come back.

Our Food Officers are involved in regular investigations to establish the identity of any food associated with the infection, the causative organism, and any infected contacts. This is particularly relevant to food-poisoning outbreaks and other gastro-intestinal infections.

These investigations lead to improved food handling practices and procedures which will protect the public. 

Please follow the links for information about food poisoning and what to do if you get it:

It is important to avoid food poisoning. Follow this ink for details on food preparation:

For further information, please contact us: 


Last updated: 20 April 2021 16:53:35