Food poisoning

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Culture of food sampling and toxin assays should be performed in a laboratory accredited for this purpose.

See also Diarrhoea - acute.

Bacterial toxins, especially

 

  • Staphylococcus aureus

 

  • Bacillus cereus

 

  • Clostridium botulinum

See Botulism.

  • Clostridium perfringens

 

Chemical toxins, especially

 

  • Ciguatera

See Fish/shellfish poisoning.

  • Shellfish poisoning

See Fish/shellfish poisoning

  • Mushrooms