Food poisoning


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


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