Food poisoning

Last updated: Friday, 06, August, 2010
CausesAppropriate 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