British Columbia Specific Information
Foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, is caused by eating and drinking contaminated food. Bacteria, like Vibrio, can cause foodborne illness and make you sick. There are several types of vibrios that are found naturally in water, fish, and shellfish. To learn more about the different types of vibrios and how to avoid getting sick, visit Healthy Canadians – Vibrio.
If you have questions about food safety or symptoms related to foodborne illness, you may also call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse or registered dietitian. Our nurses are available anytime, every day of the year, and our dietitians are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or you can Email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian.