If you’ve only experienced pain after eating red meat one time, you may want to consider a foodborne illness as the cause. The NDDIC explains that foodborne illnesses are caused when your food is contaminated with bacteria, parasites or viruses. Harmful chemicals used during harvest or processing can trigger abdominal pain.
Symptoms of a food-borne illness include belly pain, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, cramps and more. The NDDIC reports that raw foods are the most common source of foodborne illness, and red meat is one of the foods most often purchased in raw form, along with vegetables, fruit and poultry.