Make a food poisoning complaint

We will investigate suspected cases of food poisoning if they occur as a result of food items sold in restaurants, cafes and shops across the district.  

What is food poisoning?

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating food contaminated with germs.

The symptoms of food poisoning usually begin within two days after eating contaminated food, although they may start at any point between a few hours and several weeks later. Food poisoning is rarely serious and usually gets better within a week. For more advice visit the NHS Choices

In order for us to investigate a food poisoning complaint, we will need a faecal sample to diagnose the cause. You can either request one of these if you visit the GP about your symptoms, or we will provide you with details about how we can provide you with a sample pot once you have submitted this form.