Food Poisoning, referred to in-game as Hunger, is a Status Effect added in the Adventure Update. Food Poisoning is contracted when one eats raw chicken, pufferfish, or rotten flesh, with each object having a different chance of poisoning the player. Food Poisoning will last about thirty seconds, but it can easily deplete the player's hunger bar. Drinking milk will cure the player from Food Poisoning immediately, removing all negative effects of it (Note: Drinking milk will also remove other status effects on the player, including postitive ones). Food Poisoning can be countered temporarily by moving as little as possible since movement is what drives hunger.
The Chance of Food Poisoning
- If one gets Food Poisoning after eating Raw Flesh or Raw Chicken (unless they eat more than 1 or avoids being poisoned), the hunger bar will deplete by 1-2 hunger points.