Do you think you got sick from something you ate? Let us know by answering a few questions about your symptoms, places you've visited, and what you've eaten in the past few days. A lot of people associate getting sick with their last meal. There are some germs that make you sick soon after eating contaminated food, but there are others that can take up to 3 or more days to develop. Use our secure online report or call us at (608) 266-4821.
File an Online Foodborne Illness Report
The information you enter is safe, secure and confidential.
Your report is sent to us, and only authorized staff can see it. Information you provide will not be shared with restaurants or any third parties. You can remain anonymous. We will not release your name to anyone outside of Public Health Madison and Dane County without your permission.
Contact your health care provider, especially if you are:
Foodborne illness can happen at home, in restaurants, and at community meals like a potluck. There are many causes of foodborne illness, such as:
Take these precautions to stay healthy.
Norovirus is the most common cause of food poisoning. It spreads easily and causes diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
If you have been sick, disinfect surfaces and don't prepare food for 24–48 hours after your symptoms have gone away.