Jordan: Deir Alla students
taken to hospital in food poisoning incident
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- Fifteen students were hospitalised in Deir Alla on Monday,
reportedly falling ill after eating hommus sandwiches from a
restaurant near Amer Ben Jarrah Secondary School, an official from
the Ministry of Education said.
to Ministry Spokesperson Walid Jallad, the case is not related to the
School Nutrition Programme and the girls are in good condition now.
does not look a serious case; the students received the required
medication and left the hospital afterwards,” Jallad added.
to the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), restaurant
inspection in the governorates is the responsibility of the Ministry
only inspect restaurants in Amman, because we do not have offices and
personnel in the governorates,” JFDA Director General Mohammad
Rawashdeh told The Jordan Times, adding that the administration will
soon open another office in Zarqa, because 52 per cent of the
Kingdom’s factories are located there.
we are waiting to receive food samples from the restaurant in
question in order to perform the required tests” for the Health Ministry,
another 11 students from the same area were hospitalised after
drinking water from the same bottle.
to a statement received by the ministry, one of the students brought
the bottle from home and it turned out that the bottle contained
traces of pesticides.
statement added that the students left hospital immediately after
receiving medication and are all in good condition.
14 April 2009