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Food poisoning

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Introduction
Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. Most people get better without the need for treatment.
Symptoms of food poisoning
Symptoms of food poisoning usually develop 1–3 days after eating contaminated food and include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Causes of food poisoning
Food can become contaminated at any stage during its production, processing or cooking.
Treating food poisoning
In most cases, food poisoning can be treated at home without seeking medical advice, but it's important that you stay hydrated.
Preventing food poisoning
The best way to avoid getting food poisoning is to ensure high standards of food hygiene when storing, handling and preparing food.