Workers suffer from food poisoning in Mỹ Tho City

Update: April, 28/2016 - 17:08
Food-poisoning patients are treated at Mỹ Tho City’s health centre yesterday. — Photo
Viet Nam News

TIỀN GIANG — Doctors of Mỹ Tho City’s health centre in the Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang saved 16 local workers from food poisoning yesterday.

Patients from the Mỹ Tho City-based Choi & Shin’s Vina Ltd. Co. were hospitalised after eating lunch at the company’s kitchen.

According to witnesses, many workers showed symptoms of dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea. Some workers even lost consciousness immediately after eating the lunch. Of those affected, 16 workers with serious symptoms were taken to the health centre.

Doctor Võ Phúc Hậu, chief of Tiền Giang Province’s Health Department’s food hygiene and safety office, said samples were sent to a testing centre to determine the cause of the food poisoning.

Choi & Shin’s produces garment products for export. The company’s kitchen in co-ordination with the city’s An Phú Service and Commercial Ltd. Co. supplies 1,000 rations to workers every day. — VNS