Horana food poisoning – Health Ministry investigations fail

Horana food poisoning – Health Ministry investigations fail

Horana food poisoning – Health Ministry investigations fail

Written by News 1st

08 Jan, 2014 | 3:44 pm

The Ministry of Health says the investigations into the recent case of food poisoning in the Horana area recently that resulted in the hospitalization of a large number of factory workers in the area has failed.

The food poisoning caused around 450 people in the area to be hospitalised. Thereafter investigations on the matter were handed over to the Medical Research Institute in Borella. The Health Ministry said that none of the food consumed by the persons who contracted food poisoning had been directed to the Medical Research Institute in Borella.

The Ministry noted that public health inspectors had sent raw samples of chicken to the institute.When Newsfirst inquired in to the matter a high ranking official at the institute confirmed this fact, noting that no contaminant had been discovered in the investigations conducted thus far.

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