08 Jun '11, 3pm

[ST] Bad pasta made kids ill

CROSS-CONTAMINATION between pasta and raw food may have been the cause of a mass outbreak of food poisoning at 10 preschools last month. Investigations by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) traced the cause of the outbreak to seafood marinara pasta prepared by Mum's Kitchen Catering. The MOH and NEA said in a joint press release yesterday that Salmonella enteritidis, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning, was found in stool samples collected from those who were affected. Both parties added that there may have been cross-contamination of the pasta with raw food as the bacterium is not native to seafood but is commonly found in items like poultry and eggs. Interviews with food handlers employed by the caterer revealed that the same trays were used to hold both raw and cooked foods. The trays if not cleaned properly could have caused cross-...

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Cross-contamination between pasta and raw food may have been cause of food poisoning at 10 preschools last month

Cross-contamination between pasta and raw food ...

straitstimes.com 09 Jun '11, 2am

Eight of the preschools are Pat's Schoolhouse centres (above) and the other two are The Children's Place in Kay Siang Road...

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