Most people who get food poisoning can have a full recovery. But for older adults, serious longer-term problems can be more common. .
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness or food-related illness) is caused by eating food that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or parasites. Food can become contaminated by these microorganisms at any time before you eat it, including at home during:
There are many signs of food poisoning, but most types cause one or more of the following:
- stomach pain and cramps
- fever and chills