Over 300 workers hospitalized due to food poisoning

Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc and the provincial Department of Food Safety and Hygiene are conducting an investigation of food poisoning causing the hospitalization of 325 workers.

325 workers of three companies Lisheng, Xinren, Sung Ju in the Industrial Park Minh Hung in Binh Phuoc Province’s Chon Thanh District were taken to the district’s General Hospital and Binh Long Town’s General Hospital as they had symptoms of food poisoning on April 21st. After workers ate their lunch in the company, they experienced fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea and some of them even fainted.

Deputy head of Chon Thanh District General Hospital Dr. Ho Van Thang said that all workers were in stable condition yesterday.

In the evening of April 21, 100 workers were discharged while 43 others who were in more serious condition had to stay in the hospital for further treatment. 

As per initial investigation, the three companies Lisheng, Xinren, Sung Ju ordered lunch from a local restaurant and menu of three companies is the same.

By Duc Trung - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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