Authored By: Candace Whitman
Food poisoning is a common phenomenon that everyone hopes to avoid. After getting food poisoning from a corner deli in lower Manhattan, Patrick Quade was inspired to create iwaspoisoned.com. The website and accompanying app allows users to report their food poisoning incidents, including photos of receipts, what they ate, and when and where they ate.
LexBlog says that the website helps people decide which restaurants are safe choices when they are away from home.
According to LexBlog, the website has “helped numerous public health officials identify outbreaks.” Quade and his team use the data they collect from user posts to identify patterns and create reports to send to public health agencies.
In order to prevent false reports from angry customers, employees, or competitors, the website has a staff that vets the submissions to make sure they are valid reports.
To read more about how the website and its founder are helping improve the safety of the food industry, click here to read the article on LexBlog.