13 December 2018
Some of the food poisoning victims had eaten raw oysters. Photo:
Some of the food poisoning victims had eaten raw oysters. Photo:

23 hit by food poisoning after meals in five restaurants

At least 23 people fell ill due to food poisoning after consuming food items in five restaurants, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported.

Those affected developed symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and fever, news website reported on Thursday. None of the cases required hospitalization.

Two men and three women, aged 25 to 40, sought medical attention after eating raw oysters and uni at Island Seafood & Oyster Bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on April 22.

The next day, three women aged from 30 to 31 developed symptoms after having a meal in a restaurant at Hotel Sav in Hung Hom.

Also on April 23, three women, aged from 22 to 24, fell ill after having a dinner, which included raw oysters, in a restaurant at the Hotel Panorama by Rhombus in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Also on the same day, three women, aged from 40 to 60, sought medical attention after eating raw oysters and other food items in a cafe at Panda Hotel in Tsuen Wan.

Another case involved three men and six women, aged from 36 to 45, who had lunch that included raw oysters and lobsters at the Mira Hong Kong’s WHISK in Tsim Sha Tsui on April 24.

The CHP is investigating the incidents, and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has been alerted.

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