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Director: Jennifer Johnson


Food Borne Illness Reporting


Skagit County Department of Public Health takes complaints regarding foodborne illness and food safety seriously. If you believe that you have become ill from something you ate we would like to know. Contact your health care provider if your symptoms are serious.

Knowing the illness symptoms and when they occurred are critical to being able to determine the cause of the illness. In addition, knowing what and where you ate for the 3 days before you became ill will help us determine the cause of the illness. There is a common misconception that the last food item that you ate made you sick. While this can be true, most bacteria and viruses require longer incubation periods. It may help to write down when your symptoms occurred and your 3 day food history so you don't forget.
If you have concerns or complaints about a food establishment or a food product purchased in Skagit County, we want to know about that too.

Please call Skagit County Department of Public Health at (360) 416-1500 to report suspected food borne illness.