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to demand my money back from the chinese takeaway for having godawful food poisoning all last night.

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colnelcustard Mon 25-Aug-08 10:34:34

the takeaway was the only thing that i ate yesterday apart from a bit of cheese on toast.

woke up from 12.30 - 5am with sickness and stomach upset.

can i ask for my money back. what do i say.

not using them again. gggrrrrrr

babyignoramus Mon 25-Aug-08 10:54:37

Food poisoning takes a few hours to show up so it sounds as though the Chinese is the culprit. However, are you sure it wasn't just caused by the richness of the food? I suffer with IBS and chinese is a bugger for setting it off. Foo dpoisoning normally would last a longer than one instance of v/d. Personally, I would mention it to them, then speak to your local environmental health dept regardless of their response. They will do a site visit and if there's nothing wrong, they've nothing to fear.

colnelcustard Mon 25-Aug-08 11:32:46

Its continued thougth today with the stomach cramps. Its bloody painful.

Think I will call them up later.

dilemma456 Mon 25-Aug-08 11:58:42

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pigleto Mon 25-Aug-08 12:01:51

You could take a sample of your poo to the docs who would tell you exactly what bug you had. Then you could tell trading standards who would go and test the food at the takeaway. If more people actually did this then a lot of illness could be prevented. I wouldn't though. Who wants to poo in a pot and then show their doctor?

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Mon 25-Aug-08 12:05:44

Rather than getting your money back I would be getting a stool sample done and informing EH if it proves to be food poisoning.

Some types of foodpoisoning can hit very quickly, others take a good few days to hit so it might not have actually been them tbh.

tiggerlovestobounce Mon 25-Aug-08 12:07:24

I agree with MrsFluffle

Are you sure it's food poisoning? There is a rampanant sickness bug going round here in sussex. My poor mate had 24 people go down with it after a party she had. They thought it was food, till 3 people said they didn't eat anything. Now heard of others with the sickness bug

Obviously if it is food poisoning then no YANBU

Hecate Mon 25-Aug-08 17:03:30

Chinese food always does that to me, I think I must be allergic to something or other (msg or something, is that in it??) could that be it for you?

Oh, and you can try to get your money back, but unless you have a sample and want to get it tested, you'll have a hard time proving anything.

AvenaLife Mon 25-Aug-08 17:07:06

Did you save any of the food or is it rescuable from in the bin?

Food poisoning used to be a notifiable illness because tests (poo samples) are needed to isolate the bacteria responsible. I would contact NHS Direct if you intend on contacting Environmental Health. Put any left overs in the fridge. Without cultures all environmental health can do is have a look around.

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Tue 26-Aug-08 15:59:54

How are you feeling today then?

colnelcustard Tue 26-Aug-08 16:20:54

Feel a lot better thank you but every so often get gripey pains. I called the Chinese earlier to make them aware and they offered me a free takeaway!

I dont feel like ever eating chinese again!

Didn't eat all day yesterday as did not feel better off it but in the evening managed a couple of minstrels purely for medicinal purposes you understand. grin

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Tue 26-Aug-08 19:51:10

but of course grin

Lovesdogsandcats Tue 26-Aug-08 22:55:47

ew, isn't sickness/the runs par for the course with most chinese takeaways, hygiene standards are not great in these places.

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