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Workers sickened by contaminated beef

Update: October, 30/2013 - 09:41

Contaminated fried beef caused a food poisoning outbreak at shoemaker Lien Phat Co Ltd in southern Binh Duong Province on October 18.— Photo dantri

BINH DUONG (VNS) — Contaminated fried beef caused a food poisoning outbreak at shoemaker Lien Phat Co Ltd in southern Binh Duong Province on October 18.

Provincial Department of Safety and Food Hygiene Vice Director Nguyen Ngoc Hung made known that tests revealed that the beef was contaminated with Clostridium perfringens.

Hundreds of employees were hospitalised at provincial general hospital Thu Duc with dizziness, diarrhoea and vomiting.

The company hired a restaurant to provide workers with over 700 rations worth VND 11,000 (US$0.5) each, according to Giang Loi, a company representative. — VNS

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