Since late March, there have been three separate outbreaks of food poisoning among Malaysian school children.
- Sixty-eight students suffered from food poisoning in two separate outbreaks in northern Penang state at the end of March. Four (out of 43) ill students from one school were hospitalized; 25 students from a second school were treated as out-patients and released.
- Students of SK Bukit Tembakau primary school who took part in a parade last week received an unexpected ingredient in their morning snack. The nasi lemak contained boiled egg that one student described as "slimy and smelly". One hundred and eight students began vomiting within a few minutes of having eaten their snack.
- Thirty-nine students from SK Sri Indah primary school were the victims of a food poisoning incident yesterday, after eating food from the school canteen. The students were taken to Penang Hospital for examination.
Put Children's Health First