July 06, 2009 22:00 PM

Malaysia: 40 Pupils Down With Food Poisoning

Source of Article:  http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=423368


KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Forty students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Pusu, Gombak, near here came down with food poisoning Monday after having nasi lemak for breakfast at the school's canteen.

The Year Four students complained of stomach ache and vomiting after having the meal during their morning break.

Hisham Abdul Razak, the president of the schools PTA, said the affected students were rushed to the Orang Asli Affairs Department hospital nearby and all were released after being given outpatient treatment.

"The situation is okay and parents need not panic," he told reporters when met at the hospital.

He added that the school and education authorities and the health department should conduct more frequent checks on the canteen to ensure such an incident did not repeat.




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