Reporting Food Poisoning to Authorities

How do I Report Food Poisoning? Where Can I report food poisoning?

Where do I report a food poisoning incident?

  

Our Food Poisoning Lawyers provide information on where to Report Food Poisoning:

Alabama: Local Health Departments: REPORT FOOD POISONING IN ALABAMA
Alaska:  Send an email to InfDisease@alaska.gov and a health investigator will call you for an interview
Arkansas:  Send an email to  adh.foodsafe@arkansas.gov to notify a state health investigator, or REPORT FOOD POISONING IN ARKANSAS DIRECTLY
California:  Send an email to  FDBinfo@cdph.ca.gov to notify a state health investigator, or  REPORT FOOD POISONING CALIFORNIA.
Colorado: Reporting food borne illness: REPORT FOOD POISONING IN COLORADO.
Connecticut:  You may contact the state health department to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN CONNECTICUT at 1- 860 - 509-7297 or Fax them at 1 – 860 - 509-8071.
Delaware: Fill out a  Food Borne Illness form and mail or fax it to 302-739-4784.  REPORT FOOD POISONING IN DELAWARE HERE.
Washington D.C.:  Fill out an on-line form to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Florida:  for a list of all local health departments and their contact information to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN FLORIDA.
Georgia: The epidemiology department of the Georgia health department can be reached at gaepinfo@dhr.state.ga.us, or by contacting the local office.  REPORT FOOD POISONING IN GEORGIA.
Hawaii:  The Department of Health is the first state health agency with an app that can be downloaded to a smart phone for reporting food poisoning!   APP TO REPORT FOOD POISONING IN HAWAII.  Otherwise, just call to report at the following numbers: Oahu (Disease Investigation Branch) (808) 586-8362; Maui District Health Office (808) 984-8213; Kauai District Health Office (808) 241-3563; Big Island District Health Office (Hilo) (808) 933-0912; Big Island District Health Office (Kona) (808) 322-4877; after hours on Oahu (808) 566-5049; or after hours on neighbor islands (800) 360-2575.
Idaho: Find your district on the interactive map provided by the state health department REPORT FOOD POISONING IN IDAHO.
Illinois: Find your local health department and REPORT FOOD POISONING IN ILLINOIS.
​Indiana:  Indiana provides a detailed website for filing a food borne illness: REPORT FOOD POISONING IN IOWA.
Iowa: For a list of all food safety inspection programs that handle food borne illness investigations REPORT FOOD POISONING IN IOWA.
Kansas: The Kansas Department of Health and the Environment - REPORT FOOD POISONING IN KANSAS.
Kentucky: In Kentucky, call 1-502-564-7243 to report a food borne illness, or fax correspondence to
1-502-696-3803.  For after-hours consultation, you can call 1-888-973-7678/888-9-REPORT, and select option #8.
Louisiana: For a map and contact information for all local health agencies in Louisiana - REPORT FOOD POISONING IN LOUISIANA.
Maine: For a list of all the contact information for local health agencies in Maine, REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MAINE.
Maryland: Maryland provides a case reporting form for each pathogen, which is available at REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MARYLAND.   IMPORTANT:  just go to the bottom of the page and select either the PDF or WORD version of a Gastroenteritis  Outbreak reporting form.
Massachusetts: See Food Poisoning: What It Is and How to Report It in Massachusetts and REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MASSACHUSETTS.
Michigan: For a list of all county health agencies in Michigan, click on the interactive map - REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MICHIGAN.
Minnesota: To report a suspected foodborne or waterborne illness call 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455) from within Minnesota.
Mississippi: For a list of all county health agencies in Mississippi, click on the interactive list - REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MISSISSIPPI.
Missouri: : For a list of all county health agencies in Missouri, click on the drop-down list REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MISSOURI.
Montana: For a list of all county and tribal health departments, go to the interactive map REPORT FOOD POISONING IN MONTANA.
Nebraska:   The state provides detailed instructions on what to do to report food poisoning on its website at , as well as a list of the county health agency websites REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NEBRASKA.
Nevada: You may REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NEBRASKA  by selecting “File a complaint with the Nevada County Environmental Health Department”
New Hampshire: The New Hampshire DHHS’s Food Protection Section asks concerned citizens ot report food poisoning immediately at 1-603-271-4589 (Fax available at 1-603-271-4859).  You may also email the Food Protection Section at: foodprotection@dhhs.state.nh.us.
New Jersey: to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NEW JERSEY, and then select the “To File a Complaint Button” in the center of the page at .
New Mexico: Call the Reporting & Surveillance at 1- 505-827-0006 (hotline) or Fax: 505-827-0013.
New York: For a list of all New York County health agencies, go to the interactive map REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NEW YORK.
North Carolina:  See a county map and their contact information REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NORTH CAROLINA or select and REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NORTH CAROLINA here.
North Dakota: North Dakota provides map with a direct link to each health authority in the state REPORT FOOD POISONING IN NORTH DAKOTA.
Ohio: To find your responsible health agency, select REPORT FOOD POISONING IN OHIO  and put in your home address.   You can also call (614) 995-5599 or send an email to ORBIT@odh.ohio.gov
Oklahoma: The state health agency in Oklahoma provides a zip code search feature as well as an interactive map to find the local health department in your county.  REPORT FOOD POISONING IN OKLAHOMA.
Oregon:  See the “Oregon Disease Reporting: How and Where to Report” at REPORT FOOD POISONING IN OREGON. The State labs are required to keep a log of all reports.
Pennsylvania: A food Safety Complaint form is available at REPORT FOOD POISONING IN PENNSYLVANIA, or toll free at 1-866-366-3723.
Rhode Island: In Rhode Island, go to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN RHODE ISLAND and fill in the information in the right hand column.
South Carolina: In South Carolina, you can file a complaint electronically at REPORT FOOD POISONING IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
South Dakota: In South Dakota, contact the disease intervention office on your area.  REPORT FOOD POISONING IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
Tennessee: Call (615) 741-7247 to report food borne illness.
​Texas: In Texas, you are directed to select your county from a list - REPORT FOOD POISONING IN TEXAS. For a list of diseases you should report see THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES.
Utah: Utah has a nice on-line complaint form available at REPORT FOOD POISONING IN UTAH.
​Vermont: The Vermont state health agency has a list of the phone numbers and emails of each district office, with a link to that district’s information page. REPORT FOOD POISONING IN VERMONT.
 Virginia: For a list of all county health departments Virginia, go to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN VIRGINIA.
Washington:  A Washington list of “Local Health Department Food Safety Contacts” at REPORT FOOD POISONING IN WASHINGTON.
West Virginia: contact your county health department - REPORT FOOD POISONING IN WEST VIRGINIA - select your county form a drop-down menu.
Wisconsin: For a list of all county health departments, go to REPORT FOOD POISONING IN WISCONSIN.
 Wyoming:  Wyoming uses an online reporting system to report food borne illness.  REPORT FOOD POISONING IN WYOMING  - or you can GO DIRECTLY TO THE INPUT PAGE FOR REPORTING A FOOD POISONING CASE IN WYOMING

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by Food Poisoning Lawyer Tony Coveny



 Reporting Food Poisoning to your local county or parish health department can save lives by preventing the spread of a dangerous food borne pathogen.  It is also the first step in a food poisoning lawsuit or claim. Contact a Food Poisoning Lawyer Here. 


A state-by-state list of how to go about reporting food poisoning to local authorities.  This is very important, and though most of us are unaware of what to do when we get food poisoning, or how to go about reporting food poisoning to the proper authorities, doing so is vital.  Reporting food poisoning to the proper authorities does several things.  (1) First, it makes authorities aware of a problem so they can begin an investigation;  (2) Second, it enables investigators to identify how wide-spread a food poisoning outbreak is; (3) it provides another source of information to enable health authorities to pinpoint what food item is making people sick; (4) it creates a record of your illness that can help protect your legal rights when you contact a food poisoning lawyer; and (5) it enables your food poisoning lawyer, when combined with other discovery in a food poisoning lawsuit or claim, to identify the failings of the  food manufacturer or restaurant.  Each of these are vital in both the short and long term in preventing additional food poisoning cases in the United States.



IMPORTANT: IN ADDITION TO REPORTING YOU FOOD POISONING TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IT IS VITAL YOU BE MINDFUL OF THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR FOOD POISONING CASES IN EACH OF THE 50 STATES!  CONTACT A FOOD POISONING LAWYER NOW!





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