Food safety and standards

6. Food poisoning

Food poisoning is a foodborne disease such as Salmonella and is usually caused by consuming food or drink contaminated with bacteria or their toxins. Symptoms may include stomach ache, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and sometimes a raised temperature.

If you wish to report an incident of suspected food poisoning relating to a food business in Stockport contact this department providing details of the premises, the food eaten, when it was eaten and symptoms experienced.

If you are experiencing symptoms of food poisoning you should contact your GP or other medical professionals. They may arrange for a faecal specimen to be submitted to the laboratory for testing.

For more information on food poisoning, visit the Public Health England website.