Taichung, Taichung authorities are investigating a possible food poisoning case after a dozen university students from Indonesia were hospitalized on Oct. 1, the city’s Department of Food and Drug Safety said Monday.
According to the department, the 12 students studying at an unidentified university in the central city were sent to the hospital after dinner when they came down with fevers, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Because initial tests ruled out COVID-19 as the cause of these symptoms, the department said it investigated the possibility of food poisoning and took samples from workers at three of the vendors supplying food to the hotel.
The department said it found that some of the suppliers’ practices did not comply with food safety regulations, such as workers not wearing hats when preparing food, and ordered them to make improvements to comply with the regulations before the next inspection.
While waiting for the results, which are expected in two weeks at the earliest, the city government will launch an inspection of all quarantine hotels and their meal suppliers, the department said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel