Home · Weather · Forum · Learning Chinese · Jobs · Shopping
Search This Site
China | International | Business | Government | Environment | Olympics/Sports | Travel/Living in China | Culture/Entertainment | Books & Magazines | Health
Home / China / Local News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
53 Hospitalized After Eating Shanghai Take-out
Adjust font size:

Fifty-three optical employees were hospitalized Wednesday after eating boxed lunches a day earlier.

The Shanghai-based Rinan Optical Co. Ltd. employees suffered from diarrhea and vomiting after eating the meals, which included kidney beans, on Tuesday at noon.

Eight of the 53, who were sent to a local hospital Wednesday morning, showed symptoms of food poisoning, according to the city's food and drug agency.

By Wednesday at noon, 30 of the employees were still hospitalized. The others had returned to work. Three people suffering serious symptoms are being closely observed. Currently their condition has stabilized.

The agency has started investigations into the incident.

Recently, the quality of cooked food, boxed meals and seafood in Shanghai is decreasing. It is mainly due to the broiling weather hovering over the city since July, the food and drug watchdog said.

Some local seafood providers added excessive amounts of preservatives during production and transportation, causing 92 percent of the seafood to pass quality control examinations.

Shanghai has experienced 26 sweltering hot days this summer, nearly three times more than in past years.

On Wednesday Shanghai's temperature hit 35.1 degrees Celsius, the highest to date, although the date marks the beginning of autumn according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

(Xinhua News Agency August 9, 2007)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Username   Password   Anonymous
China Archives
Related >>
- School Headmistress Jailed for Student Food Poisoning Incident
- 2 Children Dead, 7 Ill After Eating Rat Poison in Gansu
- Poisonous Beef Kills One, Sickens 55 in Yunnan
- 34 Students Hospitalized in Latest Food Scare
Most Viewed >>
-Trunk expressway fully reopened
-Most of China to get clear weather in Lunar New Year
-Transport recovers amid snow chaos
-Disaster prevails as relief effort beefed up
-Stampede leaves 1 dead in Guangzhou Railway Station
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback

Copyright © All Rights Reserved E-mail: Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号