Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Australian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

Could you be suffering from food poisoning?

Food poisoning affects millions of Australians every year and can be hard to diagnose because it has similar symptoms to the flu and stomach viruses. Also because food poisoning can occur hours, days or even weeks later, determining the actual cause of the illness is not always easy. You might have eaten something that looked, smelled and tasted fine but was actually contaminated with harmful bacteria.

If you think you could be suffering from any type of food poisoning, then you’re encouraged to visit a medical professional.

For heaps of useful information on food poisoning, including tips on how to lower the risk of getting it, check out our handy survival guide