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Nam Định's workers hospitalised after suspected food poisonings

Update: November, 12/2015 - 15:15
Doctors from general hospital of Truc Ninh commune, northern Nam Dinh province examine health of poisoned workers. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

NAM ĐỊNH (VNS) — Fifty-six workers in northern Nam Định province's Trực Ninh commune, who were hospitalised yesterday after being diagnosed with suspected food poisoning, have recovered and returned home.

This was announced today by the communal general hospital.

Workers at Nam Định-based AMARA Footwear Ltd exhibited symptoms of vomiting, feeling dizzy, diarrhea, rapid pulse, sweating and low blood pressure after eating lunch at the company's canteen at 12 noon yesterday.

More than 2,000 lunch portions were distributed over two shifts, said Hong Tiến Cường, head of the provincial health and hygiene safety department.

The department has since inspected the premises to investigate the cause of the food poisoning, took food samples for testing and asking the company's canteen to stop serving meals for three days while the kitchen, eating area and culinary equipment are decontaminated.

Recent statistics from the Health Ministry's Việt Nam Food Administration (VFA) shows that 33 cases of food poisoning occurred during the first ten months of this year in processing and industrial zones, resulting in more than 2,000 workers being treated in hospitals. — VNS

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