Call the Kane County Health Department Environmental Health Division to report suspect foodborne illness at
630-444-3040 or use our Food Complaint Online Form. Email:
Any illness which can be caused by eating contaminated food or water is a foodborne illness. More than thirty different types of food borne illness are known.
Food PoisoningCaused by toxins when certain types of microbes are allowed to grow in the food.
InfectionsCaused when microbes (bacteria, protozoan) invade and begin attacking, usually, the digestive system.
ViralCause when virus particles enter the body through food or water. Common ones affect the digestive tract or the liver.
Many foodborne illnesses can be passed from person to person. Transmission can happen when people fail to wash their hands properly after using the toilet, before eating, touching their hands to their mouth, or handling food.
Chances are you’re not the only one who got sick! If we can find what caused your illness, we may be able to prevent other cases.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that fewer than 1 in 10 people tell the health department about their illness.
Foodborne illnesses are preventable. Their cost to society is high. Together we can win.