12 May '11, 4pm

Caterer under food poisoning probe

Caterer under food poisoning probe

SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry and National Environment Agency (NEA) are investigating a food poisoning incident involving a licensed caterer, Mum's Kitchen Catering Pte Ltd, which supplies food to Pat's Schoolhouse. So far, the Ministry has been notified of a total of 218 cases, with seven currently receiving treatment in hospital. Most of the cases -- which involved fever, diarrhoea and vomiting -- occurred on Tuesday. The joint statement from the two authorities said they immediately conducted inspection at the caterer's premises on the same day. Eight food samples and three environmental swabs were taken by the Ministry and sent to the laboratory for microbial analysis. Nineteen food handlers were also referred for screening for food-borne pathogens. Epidemiological investigations are on-going. NEA also found a dirty refrigerator door lining. No other lapses were found...

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