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Foodborne Illness

Illnesses and Safety

Illness from food can happen to anyone, from anywhere. Foodborne illness is cause by food contamination from bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins and usually begins withing 1-2 days of ingesting food. If you think you may have gotten a foodborne illness from a business within Marietta or Belpre City limits, see below on how to file a complaint. 

If you have any concerns about a restaurant not taking the proper precautions while preparing food or an uncleanly environment, and they are within City limits of Marietta or Belpre, see below on how to file a complaint.

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How to File a Complaint

To begin the reporting process contact: (740)373-0611 ext. 2304

Required information to file.​

  • Name, address and phone number of person calling

  • Name of each person that became ill and symptoms

  • What foods and/or drinks each person consumed

  • What time of day the meal was eaten

  • Other information that seems important

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