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.


48 Hours

Please ensure your child is 48 hours symptom free before returning to nursery. The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

48 Hours - PDF format 541Kb

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What is Campylobacter?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is Campylobacter? - PDF format 24Kb

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What is E-Coli 0157?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is E-Coli 0157? - PDF format 24Kb

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What is Giardia Lamblia?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is Giardia Lamblia? - PDF format 24Kb

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What is Salmonella?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is Salmonella? - PDF format 24Kb

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What is Viral Gastroenteritis/Rotavirus?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is Viral Gastroenteritis/Rotavirus? - PDF format 24Kb

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What is Shigella Dysentery?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is Shigella Dysentery? - PDF format 26Kb

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What is Cryptosporidium?

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

What is Cryptosporidium? - PDF format 24Kb

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Advice to a family with a case of intestinal infection

The leaflet is available to download in the following format:

Advice to a family with a case of intestinal infection - PDF format 33Kb

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