Kings County Division of Environmental Health Services investigates complaints
of illnesses that may be related to food.
INFORMATION FOR FOOD MANAGERS:
Food service workers, managers and owners should
consider all reports of possible foodborne illness legitimate and notify the Division
of Environmental Health Services immediately.
INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS:
The Kings County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental
Health Services takes all complaints regarding food borne illness and food safety
seriously. If you believe that you have become ill from something that you ate
we would like to know. Please call 559-584-1411 and report it to our office, or
if you prefer, send an e-mail with the information detailed in the Foodborne
Illness Reporting information document to Jeff.Taber@co.kings.ca.us
the illness symptoms and when they occurred are critical to being able to determine
the cause of the illness. In addition, knowing what and where you ate for approximately
3 days (72 hours) before you became ill will help our Department in trying to
determine the cause of the illness. There is a common misconception that the last
food item that you ate made you sick. While this can be true most bacteria and
viruses require longer incubation periods. Be sure that you write down when your
symptoms first occurred and your 3 day food history as soon as you can so you
IN ALL CASES, IF YOU HAVE
A SERIOUS CASE OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS, PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FIRST.
the Foodborne Illness Reporting
information document to use as a reference when gathering information related
to a possible foodborne illness.