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Workers affected by food poisoning discharged

Update: April, 02/2014 - 14:31
The local authorities have found that Cao Quyet Thang, the owner of the canteen, violated food safety laws. — Photo baolaocai.vn

LAO CAI (VNS) — All 22 workers who had suffered food poisoning in the northern province of Lao Cai's Bat Xat Districton Mondaywere discharged from the hospital this morning.

All are in good health. The investigative report on the cause of the poisoning is yet to be released, but the victims said that they had consumed horse's blood pudding in a local canteen. Health experts said that the horses blood might have been contaminated.

The local authorities have found that Cao Quyet Thang, the owner of the canteen, violated food safety laws. Thang reportedly might be penalised with a fine of VND10 million, or US$480. He has been asked to clean and disinfect the canteen immediately. — VNS

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