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Food poisoning cases linked to Lien Hoa Bakery in Dalat rise to 84

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Some 36 more people were hospitalized over food poisoning after eating bread from the Lien Hoa Bakery in Dalat City, Lam Dong Province, raising the total number of food poisoning hospitalizations linked to the bakery to 84 between March 18 and 23.

The provincial health authority said today, March 23, that these 36 cases were admitted to the Lam Dong Province General Hospital and the Hoan My Hospital in Dalat for emergency treatment from March 22 to 23.

The Hoan My hospital, since yesterday morning, received 23 more cases of foodborne illness. They said they developed symptoms of digestive disorder, nausea, fever and diarrhea after eating the Lien Hoa bread. Similarly, the Lam Dong general hospital admitted 13 more cases yesterday, reported Tuoi Tre newspaper.

The authorities are working on the case.

Until now, the authorities asked two facilities of Lien Hoa Bakery on Tran Phu and Phan Chu Trinh streets to suspend operations.

Bui Van Do, head of the provincial Food Safety and Hygiene Division, said the division inspected these facilities after being notified of the incident by local residents. The owner of the facilities failed to show documents proving the origin of ingredients and did not store food samples as required by prevailing regulations.

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