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Old 04-01-2007, 07:41 PM posted to
Christopher C. Stacy Christopher C. Stacy is offline
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Restaurant said that you cannot get food poisoning within a few hours
and it takes over 24 hours or more to develop.....Not by my experience
and research.

I've gotten sick (more than once) in less than an hour from eating bad food.

According to the NIH:

The symptoms from the most common types of food poisoning generally
start within 2 to 6 hours of eating the food responsible. That time
may be longer (even a number of days) or shorter, depending on the
toxin or organism responsible for the food poisoning. The possible
symptoms include:

* Nausea and vomiting
* Abdominal cramps
* Diarrhea (may be bloody)
* Fever and chills
* Weakness (may be serious and lead to respiratory arrest, as in the case of botulism)
* Headache