Reporting a food poisoning/illness to your local health department helps us identify a potential food safety problem. By investigating reported food poisoning/illnesses, public health officials learn about possible problems in food production, distribution and preparation that may cause an illness. It is often thought that when you get food poisoning/illness, you immediately assume the illness came from the last place you ate.
Food poisoning/illness can take many days before you start to show any symptoms. It's important to gather a food history of everything you have consumed for the past 72 hours.
If you believe you or someone you know became ill from eating a certain food, please contact your physician for medical attention and Tri-County Health Department to investigate the food poisoning/illness. You can report this food poisoning/illness by either filling out the form on the link below or by calling an Environmental Health office near you. To find an Environmental Health office near you refer to the "contact us" list at the top right of this page.
By law, certain diseases must be reported to public health agencies from health care providers and laboratories in order to keep the illness from spreading. These diseases are referred to as Reportable Diseases.