Columbia – Authorities investigate alleged food poisoning in two schools in Boyacá

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This March 6, the Secretary of Health of Boyacá, Luz Marina Estupiñán, announced that a series of investigations are being carried out on the intoxications that occurred in the municipal schools of Sáchica and Belén, on March 3 and 4.

The official told Caracol Radio that there were 16 children who were poisoned with food and had to be taken to the Villa de Leyva health centers “The children reported abdominal pain, vomiting and headaches from the Nueva Granada institution,” she said.

The technical team travels to inspect the hygienic-sanitary situation in the place where the events occurred, background versions are verified where the directors and coordinators state that when classes start on March 3, in the morning hours, the children requested permission to be absent from the classrooms because they felt abdominal pain

Likewise, the authorities took samples from the dining room of the School Feeding Program (PAE) and gave a favorability rating greater than 77.5%, but they continue to track foods such as powdered milk, the same one that was served to intoxicated minors.

“We do not know specifically the real cause if it was the food consumed or the powdered milk, we are doing the traceability of previous events,” Estupiñán signed.

In addition, samples were taken of the water used to cook and the boiled water consumed by minors. For now, the children are recovering satisfactorily and have been discharged as they show improvement in their health.

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