I think we had a dodgy chinese, what should i do now?

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Found 13th Oct 2008
We had a chinese last night and i woke up in the night feeling sick and my son has been feeling sick all night. My youngest son who is very fussy ate none of it and he is fine.
What should i do?, do i ring the chinese?

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Do you still have the containers?
You could ring your local enviromental health and they will test the leftovers for bacteria and pay the takeaway a visit.

oh no we had icky belly from a local fish n chip shop it was awful,heres hoping you feel better soon

yeah i would ring the enviromental health. Is it a chineese you go to alot? If not it could be down to different cooking methoeds. or the preservatives and flavour enhancers that they use

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moschino;3181003

Do you still have the containers? You could ring your local enviromental … Do you still have the containers? You could ring your local enviromental health and they will test the leftovers for bacteria and pay the takeaway a visit.



My eldest has now thrown up so there is a def problem
I have the containers but i have thrown it all away and washed it all (except the chicken balls). i may have to go out to the bin and have a rummage.

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Kitten13;3181006

yeah i would ring the enviromental health. Is it a chineese you go to … yeah i would ring the enviromental health. Is it a chineese you go to alot? If not it could be down to different cooking methoeds. or the preservatives and flavour enhancers that they use



I do use them a lot and have no problems before but once is enough. I will be calling the chinese when it opens for sure. Thanks

*scooby*;3181007

My eldest has now thrown up so there is a def problemI have the … My eldest has now thrown up so there is a def problemI have the containers but i have thrown it all away and washed it all (except the chicken balls). i may have to go out to the bin and have a rummage.




:thumbsup: yes go have a rummage and i would definately ring enviromental health as it could be an elderly person next time and they may not be so fortunate

I wouldnt call them directly incase you did get ill from the curry , other people may off as well

there is just no excuse if they have given you food poisoning , you now going to tell them you may have got it so they could clean up before enviromental health can see for themselves?

Who knows they may have been reported before , who knows what the state of the kitchen is like , who knows if they even care.

I would phone enviromental health first to see if they had other reports on this

A-n-d-y;3181020

I wouldnt call them directly incase you did get ill from the curry , … I wouldnt call them directly incase you did get ill from the curry , other people may off as wellthere is just no excuse if they have given you food poisoning , you now going to tell them you may have got it so they could clean up before enviromental health can see for themselves?Who knows they may have been reported before , who knows what the state of the kitchen is like , who knows if they even care.I would phone enviromental health first to see if they had other reports on this




Excellent advice :thumbsup:

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Most food poisoning takes between 12-48 hours to take effect. If it was true food poisoning I doubt very much you would be well enough to come on the internet.

Most infections last 24 to 48 hours, during which time fluid is often lost from vomiting and diarrhoea. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of cooled boiled water and use rehydration powders if the symptoms continue.

[QUOTE=csiman;3181047] If it was true food poisoning I doubt very much you would be well enough to come on the internet.
QUOTE]


Ridicolous comment. Food poisoining will not stop you coming onto the internet.

i can usually say 4 hours or so after bad food i will be ill..

Enviromental health won't do any tests on the food or the containers they cannot react that quickly. They only do samples when they are on site and want to take samples, then they have all the equipment to do this, so no point in keeping containers, or rummaging in your bin.
But they do need to know what has happened. Then you have to leave it up to them to decide what to do next. They might have had lots of calls before or none at all.

Symptoms of food poisoning can vary. Can begin after just a few hours with just one episode of vomiting, to symptoms appearing hours later and people becoming very ill within a short time (this is where the young and elderly are very much at risk).

You only need rehydration powders if you are unable to keep any fluids down

iglimpse;3181122

Enviromental health won't do any tests on the food or the containers. … Enviromental health won't do any tests on the food or the containers. But they do need to know what has happened. Then you have to leave it up to them to decide what to do next. They might have had lots of calls before or none at all.



oh probably not but you have sons poo tested to find out what he has? i would:thumbsup:

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Eggon;3181094

[quote=csiman;3181047] If it was true food poisoning I doubt very much … [quote=csiman;3181047] If it was true food poisoning I doubt very much you would be well enough to come on the internet.QUOTE]Ridicolous comment. Food poisoining will not stop you coming onto the internet.


I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. I have and you would struggle to even move such is the intense stomach pain :roll:

And learn how to post quotes properly (not to mention spell lol).

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csiman;3181179

[quote=Eggon;3181094]I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. … [quote=Eggon;3181094]I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. I have and you would struggle to even move such is the intense stomach pain :roll:And learn how to post quotes properly (not to mention spell lol).



I must admit that i once had food poisoning from a restaurant defrosting prawns in hot water and i was seriously ill. I was rushed to hospital where all sorts of test were done (some not v pleasant lol) and loads of needles etc . I was curled in a ball in a lot of pain and delerious so i can undertstand exactly where you are coming from on this one

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What are your symptoms? Constant vomiting? diarrhoea? Stomach cramps?

Just because one son didn't eat it and is OK is not much of an indication that it was the Chinese. I had a takeaway with 5 other people which we all shared and only 2 of us were VERY ill. Symptoms started after about 20 hours and lasted 4-5 days. I had never felt so ill in my life.

where do you live ? i had a bad guts friday after a chineese :?

poor kid its awful when they are sick ...

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*scooby*;3181210

[quote=csiman;3181179]I must admit that i once had food poisoning from a … [quote=csiman;3181179]I must admit that i once had food poisoning from a restaurant defrosting prawns in hot water and i was seriously ill. I was rushed to hospital where all sorts of test were done (some not v pleasant lol) and loads of needles etc . I was curled in a ball in a lot of pain and delerious so i can undertstand exactly where you are coming from on this one


:thumbsup:

"defrosting prawns in hot water" :w00t:

thats basic food hygiene rule number 1 broken then! Hope they got prosecuted.

Its more likely a reaction to the amount of chemicals that are added to some Chinese food rather than food poisoning. Hopefully, the effects should wear off pretty quickly

csiman;3181179

[quote=Eggon;3181094]I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. … [quote=Eggon;3181094]I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. I have and you would struggle to even move such is the intense stomach pain :roll:And learn how to post quotes properly (not to mention spell lol).



i loled at both points

i did also.


Hope you and everyone else feels better soon..some good advice been given :thumbsup:

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csiman;3181224

[quote=*scooby*;3181210]:thumbsup:"defrosting prawns in hot water" … [quote=*scooby*;3181210]:thumbsup:"defrosting prawns in hot water" :w00t:thats basic food hygiene rule number 1 broken then! Hope they got prosecuted.Its more likely a reaction to the amount of chemicals that are added to some Chinese food rather than food poisoning. Hopefully, the effects should wear off pretty quickly



No they didn't get proecuted as it was 15 years ago and i was more concerned with getting better and they were my employer at the time lol.

If there was a problem with the food it is minor as i now feel fine but i do not appreciate the fact that i have paid for food that was not 100%. My son seems ok at the moment but it is still 48 hours off school (school rules).

my daughter got salmonella from a local restaurant - she was ill overnight after visiting the restaurant and eating chicken nuggets - she was 9, she was so ill for days and the doctor said it was salmonella and environmental health got involved, they deduced it was from the resturant because another person ate there the same day the same thing and got samonella - so when you get the environemntal health involved they will find out if anyone else has been ill from eating at that resturant

louloo;3181156

oh probably not but you have sons poo tested to find out what he has? i … oh probably not but you have sons poo tested to find out what he has? i would:thumbsup:



Not your decision. That would be up to your GP / nurse judgement. OR enviromental health if they have had a number of concerns about same place.

So sample not required unless symptoms very severe, or still symptoms one week later.

csiman;3181179

[quote=Eggon;3181094]I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. … [quote=Eggon;3181094]I take it you have never had proper food poisoning. I have and you would struggle to even move such is the intense stomach pain :roll:And learn how to post quotes properly (not to mention spell lol).



to be fair the op said he felt sick in the night....not that he was dying:roll:

iglimpse;3181275

Not your decision. That would be up to your GP / nurse judgement. OR … Not your decision. That would be up to your GP / nurse judgement. OR enviromental health if they have had a number of concerns about same place.So sample not required unless symptoms very severe, or still symptoms one week later.



when son was ill gp automatically did a stool sample-i didnt mean i would do it personally-lol-sorry to mislead:oops:

I just hope that was Chicken you ate...

There's a sickness bug going round at the moment - are you sure that your family has not been hit by that?

louloo;3181311

when son was ill gp automatically did a stool sample-i didnt mean i would … when son was ill gp automatically did a stool sample-i didnt mean i would do it personally-lol-sorry to mislead:oops:



and I bet it came back negative....

What I meant was you cannot go to health centre and say you want to send offf a sample It is the decision of whoever examines you.

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louloo;3181296

[quote=csiman;3181179]to be fair the op said he felt sick in the … [quote=csiman;3181179]to be fair the op said he felt sick in the night....not that he was dying:roll:


No idea what your point is tbh :whistling:

csiman;3181047

If it was true food poisoning I doubt very much you would be well enough … If it was true food poisoning I doubt very much you would be well enough to come on the internet.



What do you mean 'true food poisoning' and 'proper food poisoning' - that covers a huge range of foodborne illnesses from both bacterial and viral sources. It sounds like you probably had gastroenteritis, but don't go saying someone else doesn't have "true food poisoning" just because their symptoms are less severe...

my sister ate a kebab many yrs ago, became gradually very ill.. various tests later she had contracted salmonella from the kebab or what ever they put on top.
She spent many months very weak etc.. though initially she only had signs of sickness etc.. she functioned ok initially then went down hill.

Sample of her meal was sent for testing, she then had to have her waste tested until she was clear.
There were 3 other reports of salmonella from the same place in the few days.

Hope you get well soon and if it doesnt go with int 24-48 hrs see a doc.

When my youngest was 3 he was hospitalised with salmonella after becoming dehydrated through vomiting and diarrhea. He was put on a drip and pumped with antibiotics and was extremely ill. The bacteria stayed in his gut for 5 months although the symptoms had cleared up after 7 days, we had to take a stool sample for testing every 3 weeks until it was clear. We also had to boil wash any clothing/bedding and disenfect and bleach the toilet to stop the bacteria from spreading trough the family. This was a bad case but if your children continue to vomit please ensure they try to keep down as much fluid as possible and dont hesitate taking them to your GP.
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