I became sick after eating at a restaurant, what should I do?

Contact us as soon as possible after becoming ill (303-271-5700). We are interested in investigating potential food-borne illnesses and will need to obtain a 72-hour food history to better pinpoint the potential source of the problem. Note that it takes anywhere from one hour to several weeks to become ill from a food-borne pathogen; therefore, the last meal you ate may not have been the one that made you ill. Obtaining confirmation from your doctor is also important because it can tell us what type of foods may be involved.

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1. Do I need a health card to work in Jefferson County?
2. Do restaurant employees have to wear hair nets?
3. Do restaurant employees need to wear gloves?
4. How do I apply for a Colorado food service license? What paperwork will I need?
5. I am going to be opening a new retail food establishment; when should I contact the Health Department?
6. I became sick after eating at a restaurant, what should I do?
7. How do I schedule an inspection for a pre-opening?
8. I noticed an open dumpster behind a restaurant and trash scattered around the area, is this okay?
9. I want to do catering from my home; can I do that?
10. I want to make food in my home and sell it. How do I get a food service license?
11. How do I report a dirty kitchen, bathroom and dining room at a restaurant?
12. How do I know if a restaurant safe to eat in?
13. Is it safe to put raw eggs in eggnog?
14. What is Hepatitis A?
15. What is the risk associated with fast food restaurant employees handling money and food with no hand washing in between?
16. Why do we need to install so many sinks in a restaurant?