How is a food borne illness proven?

To prove what organism caused the illness, there must be clinical specimens from the person who is ill and food specimens of what was eaten. If samples are available, laboratory tests can be conducted on both the food and clinical samples to determine what caused the illness.

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1. What are symptoms of food-borne illness?
2. What cause typical food borne illness diseases?
3. Who do I notify if I think I have food poisoning?
4. What is a food-borne illness outbreak?
5. Will my name be given to the restaurant if I report a food borne illness?
6. How is a food borne illness proven?