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Food supply firm director fined for food poisoning

Update: June, 10/2015 - 17:20
Workers were hospitalized on April 23 after eating food supplied by Tin Thao Company. — Photo

TIEN GIANG (VNS) — The Department of Health in the southern province of Tien Giang today fined the director of Tin Thao Company VND12.5 million (US$570) for providing substandard food to an enterprise here, poisoning 379 workers.

Le Quang Lai, director of Tin Thao Company, was also obliged to pay the full treatment expenses for the workers of Simone Viet Nam Company, who were hospitalised on April 23 after eating food supplied by Lai's company.

After the incident, the Department of Health's Food Safety and Hygiene Unit sent food samples recovered from the company for testing. The results showed six samples contained E. coli and other coliform bacteria in quantities above the legally permissible limit. — VNS

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