What should I do if I think I got sick from a restaurant I ate at?

People often assume that the last meal they ate is what caused a food related illness. This is rarely the case. Typically, food borne illness symptoms begin 24 to 48 hours after eating contaminated food, but depending on the microorganism or toxin, it can be a few minutes after eating or even up to 6 weeks later. If you think you may have become ill from a restaurant, please contact us. We will ask you a few questions about the symptoms, and try to get a food history from you to help us determine what may have caused the illness.

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1. What should I do if I think I got sick from a restaurant I ate at?
2. How often are restaurants inspected by the Health Department?
3. What if I see a food service doing something I do not think is sanitary?
4. What is required for me to sell food at the Farmers Market or at fairs and festivals?