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01/12/17: 128 come down with food poisoning after end-of-school party

buoc-1Three students from the Malaysia Muar Vocational College here were admitted to the hospital here for severe food poising after consuming seafood at its end of school party last Saturday.

Johor Health and Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the three were among 128 who came down with food poisoning after consuming seafood at the party.

“The three have been hospitalised but the others were given outpatient treatment and sent back. The initial investigation showed that mussels could have been the cause of the poisoning,’ he said.

“Samples from the food and water served, as well as swabs from the food handlers and the kitchen equipment, were sent to the Johor Baru Public Health Laboratory for analysis (on Monday),” he said.

Ayub said the hostel’s kitchen has been ordered closed for three days until Tuesday under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

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