SINGAPORE, April 11 (Xinhua) --
Singapore on Saturday reported another case of mass food poisoning with
12 people being treated as outpatients.
All of such people, who ate at a
same local steamboat restaurant on Friday evening, exhibited signs of food
poisoning, including vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain, local media
reported on Saturday night.
Singapore's Health Ministry and the
National Environment Agency are now investigating the incident.
The incident comes in the wake of a
recent food poisoning case in the city state, which saw two people dead
and more than 150 others affected after consuming food at an Indian Rojak
stall in a temporary market.
In a related development,
Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Saturday urged three parties
in the country to play their part to prevent a recurrence of such a
Speaking at a community event, Goh
said that the government must have the responsibility of reinforcing
measures to ensure that eating establishments outside are kept to a
higher standard of cleanliness.
The second group of people whom Goh
said have to play their part are hawkers and food handlers while the
third group of people is the average Singaporean, who must practice
proper personal hygiene not just at home but also in public places.