Officials are seeking legal advice after Disney staff asked two food inspectors to remove their uniform caps and epaulettes while investigating food poisoning cases at the theme park last week. A senior Food and Environmental Hygiene Department official last night vowed to take the issue up with Disney management, saying it would stick to its principle of 'no fear, no favour' when enforcing the law. The incident was revealed in a radio programme yesterday by Assistant Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene Ronda Lo Yuet-yee who said the demand was unacceptable. The two inspectors were sent to the theme park on August 30 after three people fell sick after eating at Disneyland on August 28. The two men and a woman aged between 28 and 30, had eaten at the Royal Banquet Hall at Fantasyland and the Skyliner Diner at Disneyland on August 28. Stool samples from one patient contained Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacteria that causes diarrhoea. But test results of food samples and environmental swabs were negative. According to Ms Lo, an American manager asked the two inspectors to remove their uniform caps and epaulettes to avoid upsetting visitors. 'The department is gravely concerned about the incident, and we find it unacceptable for the park to make such a request. Food inspectors are law-enforcement officers,' Ms Lo said. 'The park has no authority to request them to compromise when they are performing their legal duties.' A Disney spokesman said in response to media inquiries yesterday that the company had investigated the incident and apologised for it. The spokesman said the action by staff was inappropriate and would not happen again. Walt Disney Company chief operating officer Robert Iger said the park respected local laws and culture, while Disney's outgoing chief executive, Michael Eisner said the theme park's treatment of all guests and visitors is 'egalitarian'. A senior official said the inspectors would not be disciplined, as they were inexperienced and wanted to take the food sample as soon as possible. 'We have briefed the frontline staff that in no circumstances can they take off their uniform caps and epaulettes,' the official said.