Sunday, June 28, 2009 16:58:47 Vietnam (GMT+07)

Vietnam: Tuna lunch sends 30 more workers to hospital with food poisoning

A group of 30 workers at Tan Duong Company in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh District were hospitalized for food poisoning Saturday evening after eating tuna.

This comes after the municipal Department of Health confirmed last week that spoiled tuna had been a major cause of the food poisoning suffered by nearly 500 workers in Ho Chi Minh City between June 11-13.

The Tan Duong Company workers had been served a company lunch of tuna with pineapple, sautéed cucumber and soup before getting sick. A separate group of workers at the company had eaten meat served with egg, sautéed cucumber and soup cooked in the same kitchen, but had not gotten sick.

The sick workers complained of itchiness, rashes, headaches and nausea.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the problems.

Reported by Thanh Tung







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