One of the risks that could occur is contracting a foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses happen when an individual consumes food or beverages contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites, or viruses. Food can become contaminated in many different ways. For example, you could catch a foodborne illness if the water used to clean vegetables is not purified. Some symptoms of contracting a foodborne illness are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps. There are many other risks that can come from eating at an uninspected restaurant besides just contracting a foodborne illness. One of the most significant risks is not being aware of what ingredients are in different dishes at a restaurant or even what dishes are offered. Inspections help keep consumers safe by providing them with information to make informed decisions about where they eat and what they can expect when entering an establishment such as cleanliness and how up-to-date their food is.