Category Archives: Poisoning

Taiwan – 142 fall ill with suspected food poisoning at New Taipei school

Focus Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) A total of 142 students and faculty members at Sacred Heart Girls High School in New Taipei were taken to hospitals early Thursday after coming down with stomach pain and diarrhea, in what is believed to be a case of mass food poisoning, the school said.

The 142 people, who lodged in the school’s dormitories, fell ill after eating meals provided by a catering service contracted by the school Wednesday evening, the school’s principal Sophie Wei (魏雪玲) told CNA.

The New Taipei Department of Health has collected samples of the food for analysis and is awaiting the results. Meanwhile, meals will now be provided by a different catering service for the time being, according to the school.

India – 25 ITBP personnel fell ill in Chhattisgarh due to food poisoning

Hindustan Times

As many as 25 personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) fell ill with symptoms of food poisoning after consuming a meal in their camp in Rajanandgaon district, officials said on Friday.

They fell ill after having dinner on Wednesday evening. They complained of the symptoms on Thursday. All were admitted to Community Health Centre (CHC) in Khairagarh town and are now stable,” said Collector Rajanandgaon, Taran Prakash Sinha.

“Prima facie, it seems they fell sick due to food poisoning. However, their condition is stable and they were kept under observation,” said Dr Vivek Bisen of the CHC Khairagarh.

India – 50 Fall Sick Due To Food Poisoning In Madhya Pradesh, 5 Serious

NDTV

Gwalior: 

In a case of food poisoning, at least 50 people, including women and children, fell sick after eating food served at a feast in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior district, an official said on Sunday.

The condition of five of them is serious and they are shifted to the Gajra Raja Medical College (GRMC) and Hospital here after receiving initial treatment at the Morar Hospital in the Gwalior district, he said.

The incident occurred in Damora village on Saturday evening.

India – Maha: Six of family hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning

Outlook India

In a suspected food poisoning case, six members of a family, including a six-year old girl, fell ill after eating a food item made of ”bhagar” (barnyard millet) at a village in Jalna district of Maharashtra on Thursday, a district official said.

They have been admitted to hospitals, he said.

The affected family members reside at Antarwali Sarati village in Ambad tehsil. Apart from the minor girl, the victims – aged between 27 and 55 – ate the food item made of bhagar (which is generally consumed during fasting by Hindus) on the occasion of Navratri that began from Thursday. However, after that, they started suffering from dizziness and vomiting. They were taken to a local hospital, the official said.

Majorca – Food poisoning at wedding reception costs restaurant thousands

Majorca Daily Bulletin

A Mallorcan restaurant has been ordered to give a couple a refund for their wedding reception and pay them compensation after a third of the guests got food poisoning.

The wedding took place in September 2016, but in the days after the reception, 52 guests went to the doctor with gastric symptoms.

The restaurateur claimed the food was analysed and found to be in good condition, but the court ruled that there was no other explanation for so many guests getting sick.

The couple will receive a total of 14,000 euros, which includes the full amount for the reception plus 2,500 euros

India – 51 Children Among 100 Hospitalised With Food Poisoning In Chhattisgarh

NDTV

About 100 people, including 51 children, from Chhattisgarh’s Ansula village have been hospitalised with suspected food poisoning on Wednesday.

They complained of diarrhoea and vomiting after attending a function at the residence of the headmaster of the state-run primary school in their village, officials told NDTV.

At the health care centres, the patients were administered intravenous drips.

Collector Doman Singh reached the community health centre in Pithora and met the patients who are now said to be out of danger.

India – 100 People Suffer Food Poisoning After Attending Wedding Feast in Rajasthan’s Churu

India.com

Jaipur: Over 100 people, including 45 children, fell ill on Wednesday after having food at a wedding ceremony in Rajasthan’s Churu. People who fell in after having contaminated food had to be rushed to a hospital for treatment. “Some people came to hospital last night with complaint of vomiting after attending a wedding in Shobhasar village. Around 90 people were discharged after treatment,” an official told news agency

RASFF Alert – Possible food poisoning after consuming tuna – Histamine

RASFF

Possible food poisoning after consuming tuna from Sri Lanka via the Netherlands in Belgium

USA – Active Food Poisoning Outbreak Investigations From FDA and USDA

Food Poisoning Bulletin

What are the current active food poisoning outbreak investigations that the FDA and USDA are investigating? While there have been several outbreak investigations that have closed, there are still six open investigations on the FDA Outbreak Table, and one, possibly two, investigations on the USDA Table.

USA – Dozens Of Boys From Rockland, Brooklyn Hospitalized With Food Poisoning After Ukraine Trip

Daily Voice

More than two dozen boys were reportedly taken to hospitals in Rockland County, the Catskills and Brooklyn after they apparently suffered food poisoning while returning from a trip to Ukraine.

The boys, all in their upper teens, were nauseous, vomiting and feverish, among other reactions, after landing at an unidentified New York City airport, responders said.

They apparently had been eating tuna sandwiches before their flight and began feeling ill during the journey, according to unconfirmed reports.