Something you ate has made you very sick. You will weaken until you treat it, it passes, or you die.
In-game description

Food poisoning is a negative affliction that is contracted by eating raw meat or most foods with a low item Condition.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Food poisoning can randomly occur when consuming food or drink item. Uncooked meat and low condition foods are at the highest risk, while high condition canned or processed foods are some of the safest consumables.

Beverages including all variants of Soda and all types of Tea will never cause food poisoning, although Non-Potable Water can cause Dysentery.

Items with condition of at least 75% will also never cause food poisoning, except for raw meat. Some food items are also completely safe as long as their condition is over 20%, these items being: Beef Jerky, Condensed Milk, Dog Food, Energy Bars, MREs, Pinnacle Peaches, Pork and Beans, Salty Crackers, and Tomato Soup.

After achieving Level 5 in Cooking Skill, only consuming raw meat and raw fish will cause food poisoning.

Condition Loss[edit | edit source]

While suffering from Food Poisoning, the player's Condition will decrease by 10% per hour until it reaches a value of 15% and the player's fatigue will increase by 30% per hour for 12-24 hours.

Food Poisoning cannot kill the player directly from this affliction, but being at such low condition for makes hazards like predator encounters, the cold, dehydration, or even short falls likely to be deadly.

Food Poisoning can be treated immediately by consuming one dose (two) Antibiotics (or a Cup of Reisei Tea), followed by Sleep. After consuming the antibiotic, sleeping will prevent further Condition loss from the Food Poisoning. If the disease passes during sleep, the player will immediately begin recovering condition again.

Multiple Instances[edit | edit source]

Food poisoning doesn't stack. However, contracting another instance of food poisoning while the player already has food poisoning will reset the treatment of the affliction.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

  • Treatment for Food Poisoning requires consuming one dose (two) Antibiotics or one cup of Reishi Tea in the First Aid menu of the Inventory, followed by resting for a total of 10 hours. Condition will not drain after treatment and while sleeping, but will resume if the player has not slept for 10 full hours.
  • Untreated, Food Poisoning will pass automatically after 12 - 24 hours. This clock is not visible and the exact duration is decided at random. This can allow the strategic consumption of spoiled food at a safe location without having to consume antibiotics, but care should be taken to ensure Cabin Fever is not a risk.

Risk by item[edit | edit source]

The food poisoning chance depends on both the type of food and the condition of that food item:

Cooking skill.png Item Above 75% Between 20 - 75% Below 20% Ruined (0%)
Airline Food icon.PNG Airline Food - Chicken 0% 0% 5% 10%
Airline Food icon.PNG Airline Food - Vegetarian 0% 0% 5% 10%
Beef jerky icon.png Beef jerky 0% 0% 5% 10%
Birch bark tea icon.png Birch bark tea 0% (0%) (0%) (0%)
Cooked black bear meat icon.png Black bear meat (cooked) 0% 3% 30% 60%
Raw black bear meat icon.png Black bear meat (raw) 70% 70% 95% 95%
Candy bar icon.png Candy bar 0% 1% 5% 10%
Cat tail stalk icon.png Cat tail stalk 0% (1%) (5%) (10%)
Cooked fish icon.png Coho salmon (cooked) 0% 3% 25% 50%
Raw coho salmon icon.png Coho salmon (raw) 50% 50% 95% 95%
Condensed milk icon.png Condensed milk 0% 0% 20% 40%
Cup of coffee icon.png Cup of coffee 0% 0% (0%) (0%)
Cup of herbal tea icon.png Cup of herbal tea 0% 0% (0%) (0%)
Dog food icon.png Dog food 0% 0% 30% 60%
Energy bar icon.png Energy bar 0% 0% 10% 20%
Energy drink icon.png GO! Energy drink 0% 0% 0% 0%
Granola bar icon.png Granola bar 0% 1% 10% 20%
Ketchup chips icon.png Ketchup chips 0% 0% 5% 10%
Cooked fish icon.png Lake whitefish (cooked) 0% 3% 50% 95%
Raw lake whitefish icon.png Lake whitefish (raw) 50% 50% 95% 95%
Maple syrup icon.png Maple syrup 0% 0% 20% 40%
Military-Grade MRE icon.png Military-Grade MRE 0% 0% 5% 10%
Cooked moose meat icon.png Moose meat (cooked) 0% 3% 30% 60%
Raw moose meat icon.png Moose meat (raw) 75% 75% 90% 90%
Orange soda icon.png Orange soda 0% 0% 0% 0%
Peanut butter icon.png Peanut butter 0% 1% 25% 50%
Pinnacle peaches icon.png Pinnacle peaches 0% 0% 20% 40%
Pork and beans icon.png Pork and beans 0% 0% 20% 40%
Pumpkin pie icon.png Pumpkin pie 0% 0% 25% 50%
Cooked rabbit meat icon.png Rabbit meat (cooked) 0% 3% 25% 50%
Raw rabbit meat icon.png Rabbit meat (raw) 60% 60% 90% 90%
Cooked fish icon.png Rainbow trout (cooked) 0% 3% 50% 50%
Raw rainbow trout icon.png Rainbow trout (raw) 50% 50% 95% 95%
Reishi tea icon.png Reishi tea 0% (0%) (0%) (0%)
Rose hip tea icon.png Rose hip tea 0% (0%) (0%) (0%)
Salty crackers icon.png Salty crackers 0% 0% 5% 10%
Cooked fish icon.png Smallmouth bass (cooked) 0% 3% 25% 50%
Raw smallmouth bass icon.png Smallmouth bass (raw) 50% 50% 95% 95%
Stacy's grape soda icon.png Stacy's grape soda 0% 0% 0% 0%
Summit soda icon.png Summit soda 0% 0% 0% 0%
Tin of sardines icon.png Tin of sardines 0% 3% 20% 40%
Tomato soup icon.png Tomato soup 0% 0% 20% 40%
Cooked venison icon.png Venison (cooked) 0% 3% 30% 60%
Raw venison icon.png Venison (raw) 75% 75% 90% 90%
Cooked wolf meat icon.png Wolf meat (cooked) 0% 3% 30% 60%
Raw wolf meat icon.png Wolf meat (raw) 55% 55% 95% 95%
Afflictions
Positive Energy BoostFatigue reducedImproved restRestore ConditionWarming upWell Fed
Negative
Injury Blood lossBroken ribsBruisingBurnsFrostbiteLacerationPainSprained ankleSprained wrist
Disease Cabin feverDysenteryFood poisoningHeadacheHypothermiaInfectionIntestinal parasites
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.