Sri Lanka: Food poisoning hits shoe factory workers

Saturday, October 04, 2008

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Nearly 40 employees of a shoe manufacturing plant in Kadawatta were admitted to hospital yesterday with symptoms of food poisoning, Ragama police said.

Ragama hospital officials said most of the victims were suffering from nausea and vomiting.

They had reportedly eaten contaminated food on Thursday afternoon and fell sick the next day.At least 49 female employees were admitted to the Ragama hospital and another hospital after eating contaminated food the previous afternoon, the police said.

The contractor who had supplied the lunch reportedly supplies food to some 250 employees of the factory daily and on that particular day those who fell sick had purchased lunch packets with chicken.





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