Food Safety for Pregnant Women - Foodborne Illness: Know the Symptoms

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Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself in a situation where you suspect you have a foodborne illness.  Foodborne illness often presents itself with flu-like symptoms.

These symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever

If you suspect that you could have a foodborne illness, there are four key steps that you should take. Follow the guidelines in the Foodborne Illness Action Plan (below), which begins with contacting your physician or healthcare provider right away.

When in doubt – contact your physician or healthcare provider!