Foodborne Illness Report

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  • Foodborne Illness Report

    If you think something you ate is making you feel sick, contact your doctor and then fill out this MyMealDetective form as completely as possible. The Virginia Department of Health will evaluate your case and request follow-up by your Local Health Department, if necessary.

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  • About You

    Please provide us information about you so we can follow-up your foodborne illness report.

  • Medical Information

    If you've seen a medical professional about this illness, give us more information to help better understand what made you sick.

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  • If you list a particular food establishment and/or food item(s), please include: 1) the location (at least city/town) of the food establishment, and 2) the date on which you purchased/ate the food item(s) in question.
  • The information you report through this website is safe and secure.

    Your report is automatically sent to the appropriate Local Health Department, and only authorized Virginia Department of Health representatives can access it. We will not voluntarily share your information, such as your name, contact information, and health history, with restaurants or any other third parties. If we receive a Freedom of Information Act request for any of that information, we will redact your personally identifying information and your medical records before responding. Va. Code Sections 32.1-38, 32.1-41, 32.1-127.1:03. If we are compelled to produce any of your records pursuant to a court order or a subpoena, you will receive notice. We appreciate your report, and providing your contact information is essential for our Staff to effectively respond to your suspected foodborne illness complaint.