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30 fall ill after consuming contaminated buckwheat in Haryana

Last Updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 00:49

Ambala: Thirty more people on Wednesday fell ill
after consuming food prepared from contaminated buckwheat
during Navratras fast in the city, officials said.

The victims were admitted to different nursing homes and
civil hospital after they complained of vomiting and stomach
pain following consumption of the food items, they said.
Yesterday 15 people were admitted to civil hospital due
to food poisoning caused due to consumption of food items
prepared from contaminated buckwheat.

Meanwhile, health department officials raided around 10
shops and collected flour samples and sent them to laboratory.

Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Saro said three teams of
Health Department have been constituted, which will raid
various grocery shops to check the quality of the flour.
He said strict action will be taken against the shops
selling adulterated flour.


First Published: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 00:49
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