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Chef flipping food in a frying pan. Not every negative reaction is necessarily “food poisoning.” A stomach virus could present after eating a meal and an immediate negative reaction could suggest a pre-existing illness. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 shut down of the economy and sequestration of millions of Americans is constantly changing, but more restaurants are gradually reopening. Some think the pent-up demand for entertainment, including restaurants, will result in a boom of so-called “food poisoning” claims. We thought it would be timely to discuss the possibilities of what actually transpires when consumers have a negative “reaction” to food.

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