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 a player. Food Poisoning will last about thirty seconds, but it can easily deplete the player's hunger bar. Drinking milk will cure a player from Food Poisoning immediately, removing all negative effects of it (Note: Drinking milk will also remove other status effects on a 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.