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299 workers fall sick after lunch

Around 300 workers at a local plant were rushed to four different hospitals after falling sick with food poisoning symptoms.

Workers at the SIIX Shanghai Electronics Co said the company only offered lunch and did not feel any discomfort after having lunch on Tuesday.

But some people started to feel sick at around midnight and went to hospital. A total of 299 workers were treated for fever, nausea and vomiting.

Nine workers have been kept under observation while the others have been discharged, Jiading District Government said yesterday.

The departments of food and drug administration, health commission, police, quality inspection, environmental watchdog are investigation for the cause of the sickness.

The company has 531 workers. It manufactures, processes and assembles electronic circuit board and other electronic items.



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