Food Poisoning

Anyone can be accidentally exposed to a food borne illness. Once this happens, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea may soon follow. When you call NC Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222, our nurses and pharmacists will give poison treatment recommendations over the phone and alert you to specific symptoms to monitor and help you choose the right liquids to help prevent dehydration.

Food Preparation & Storage

Even if you haven’t been exposed to tainted food but have some questions about proper food handling procedure, we can help. Always remember to wash your hands and all the surfaces you prepare food on to avoid contamination between meats and other foods. To help prevent unwanted bacteria growth, store hot foods above 140°F, while storing cold foods below 40°F. Discard food that’s been left out for an hour or more in temperatures over 90°F. If in doubt, throw it out!
Plastic bags and containers with different frozen vegetables in refrigerator
Three packages of meat in a fridge.