India – 43 Kerala Hotels Shut After 100 Fall Sick Due To Suspected Food Poisoning


The Food Safety Department of Kerala government has conducted an inspection in 429 establishments across the state and shut down 43 hotels following the death of a woman in a suspected food poisoning incident at a religious event.

The inspections on Tuesday came in the backdrop of the death of a young woman in Kottayam after allegedly having food from a hotel.

The state health ministry said that among the 43 establishments, 21 were found out to be without a licence.

Apart from this, 22 establishments which were lacking cleanness have also been suspended from carrying on with their business.

Notices were issued to 138 institutions and 44 food samples have been sent for testing.

The ministry also stated that inspections would be continued intensively across the state.

On Sunday, Kerala Health Minister Veena George ordered the probe into a suspected food poisoning incident in which over 100 people fell ill. The incident occurred in the Keezvaipur area of the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.

The affected people have been admitted to various hospitals in the district where they are currently undergoing treatment.

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