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Investigation of Food Poisoning & Food Borne Disease

The food safety section is responsible for investigating cases of food poisoning and food borne disease.

Certain infectious diseases are notifiable to the local health authority. Those diseases are then notified to the local authority where the affected person lives.

The local authority has a duty to investigate notified cases of infectious disease.. This is done to prevent the spread of disease within the community and also to establish the possible source of infection. Advice is also given to the patient on how to further prevent spread at home.

The following documents provide more specific information on the different types of infectious diseases.

Please ensure your child is 48 hours symptom free before returning to nursery.