Kerala restaurant sealed after 70 people end up in hospitals with food poisoning

An official in the district health department said that 60 to 70 people who ate at a restaurant in the Moonnupeedika area sought treatment at various hospitals.

ByPTI

Published May 27, 2024 | 12:52 PMUpdatedMay 27, 2024 | 12:52 PM

Kuzhimanthi

Around 70 people who consumed food from a restaurant sought treatment at various hospitals on Sunday, 26 May, in Kerala’s Thrissur district, due to alleged food poisoning, health officials said.

An official in the district health department said that 60 to 70 people who ate at a restaurant in the Moonnupeedika area on Saturday sought treatment at various hospitals.

“None of them are in serious condition,” the official said.

Health officials suspect that the consumption of mayonnaise supplied with the dish known as “kuzhimanthi”, a Yemeni dish, is the reason for the food poisoning.

“The authorities have sealed the hotel following the incident,” said an officer of the Kaipamangalam police station, under whose jurisdiction the incident occurred.

Police said some people were admitted to hospitals after they complained of illness due to food poisoning.

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