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Mass food poisoning in Japan’s Yashio city schools

Almost 3,500 teachers and students at multiple schools in Japan’s Yashio city are suffering from a mass food poisoning outbreak.

3 July 2020, at 10:52am

Reuters reports that Saitama prefecture has reported 3,453 people in 15 elementary and middle schools are suffering from food poisoning after eating a lunch supplied by the TQC cooperative on 26 June. The outbreak is in Yashio, a city of 92,000 north of Tokyo.

The prefecture said it was investigating the origins of the outbreak, noting that the lunch included fried chicken, a tuna/potato dish and seaweed salad, along with miso soup and rice.

Nobody at TQC answered an after hours phone call made by Reuters seeking a comment.

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