Foodborne Illness

11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive region of Xinjiang, official media reported.

Monday, 22 August, 2011, 12:00am

Workers overcome by toxic fumes

A suspected chemical leak at a machinery factory in Jiangsu province has killed at least one worker and seen 10 other people admitted to hospital, local media reported yesterday.

12 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

15 ill after eating JW Marriott buffet

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Wan Chai hotel checked after 13 diners hit by food poisoning

Health officials are investigating an incident last week in which 13 people who dined at a Wan Chai hotel suffered food poisoning.

The five men and eight women suffered stomach aches, diarrhoea, vomiting and fever between four and 22 hours after dining at the Charterhouse Hotel in Wan Chai Road eight days ago.

24 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Unlicensed food factory closed

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hospital staff hit by food poisoning

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating an outbreak of food poisoning involving 38 North District Hospital staff, who fell sick after eating at an annual staff party on Wednesday catered by the fast-food chain Cafe de Coral. The centre said it had contacted 212 staff who had dined at the party, 38 of whom had suffered diarrhoea and abdominal pain.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Snack shop closed after suspected poisonings

A siu mei and lo mei shop was ordered to close yesterday after 29 cases of suspected food poisoning involving 108 people were linked to the ground-floor premises in Des Voeux Road West. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department ordered its temporary closure after being informed by the Department of Health of the outbreaks.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fatigue fells group of mainland dancers

Ten youngsters from the mainland fainted from exhaustion yesterday after driving all night to take part in a cultural dancing competition in Sha Tin.

Organisers initially feared the young dancers had food poisoning.

The Regal Riverside Hotel, where the competition was being held, strongly denied the hotel was the source of any food poisoning.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Paradise for parasites

It was a typical lazy weekend getaway in Indonesia for primary school teacher Debbie Downes: sunbathing on the beach and swimming in Bintan's warm, tropical waters. But unfortunately for Downes, she came home with more than just a tan.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Another 55 fall ill from eating raw seafood

Fifty-five more people have fallen ill after eating seafood at branches of two Japanese restaurant chains, taking to 73 the number of similar cases in 10 days.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Eleven ill after eating at Cheung Sha Wan restaurant

Updated at 7.28pm: Eleven people have fallen ill after eating in a Cheung Sha Wan restaurant this week, the Health Department said on Friday.

A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said those affected were a man and 10 women aged between 23 and 42.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Food poisoning rise

The number of food poisoning cases has risen 77 per cent in the first half of this year compared to last year, giving rise to a warning on hygiene in the city. Almost 1,600 people have fallen ill. What is your solution? Write to us

27 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Divorcee threatens to kill herself and baby

A divorced woman yesterday threatened to jump from a public housing block in Sha Tin with her seven-month-old son after getting drunk. The 30-year-old was eventually subdued by police in the 18th-floor lift lobby of Sun Chun House, Sun Chui Estate, at about 2am. The baby was not hurt.

Man in insulin suicide bid

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Food poisoning strikes hospital staff at function

At least 50 medical workers from the North District Hospital who attended a party on Wednesday for the coming Lunar New Year developed mild symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhoea in a suspected food-poisoning outbreak.

By 5pm yesterday, 50 of the 120 workers that were contacted by the Department of Health had reported sick and some were treated in hospital.

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am


Q What do you think of the teachers' English performance?

I am one of the failures in the recent benchmark test. I am writing in the hope that you will consider the possibility of looking beyond the pass rate of 29.9 per cent for writing.

20 Dec 2004 - 12:00am