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Raw Meat

Low Risk

Possible Symptoms
  • Vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramping
  • fever
What to Do
  1. Wipe or rinse out the mouth.
  2. Give a serving size of water to drink.
  3. Rinse any exposed skin with lukewarm water and soap.
  4. Call 1-800-222-1222 for additional instructions.

Additional Information

We have to face facts that our fresh food supply has germs.  Thankfully, most of the time there is no problem at all.   Raw or undercooked meat can result in a type of food poisoning, but this rarely happens.  If a child tastes or eats raw meat, the adults think they should try to gag it out of them, but this is a bad idea.  It doesn’t really empty the stomach and it can hurt the child.  The best thing to do is to call the poison center and let them help you watch for any future problems.

If you find your child with raw meat, do not panic.  Take the meat away from them, wipe out the mouth with a soft, wet cloth and give them some water to drink.  If you have questions or want some help watching this, call the Missouri Poison Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.  The poison center is open all day, every day for problems and questions just like this.

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