Foodborne Illness


If you live in Washington State are experiencing foodborne illness symptoms, contact your local county health agency and your physician.

Be prepared to provide your local county health agency with the following information for all persons affected:

  • Name, address, and phone number of the physician consulted.
  • General symptoms, including the day and time symptoms occurred
  • A history of all foods and beverages consumed, beginning 72 hours before the onset of symptoms, including date and time.

Causes and symptoms of foodborne illness

FDA Bag Bug Book

Center for Disease Control and  Prevention (CDC)

CIFOR (Council to Improve Food Borne Outbreak Response)