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BPOM examines cause of massive food poisoning

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 25, 2017   /   09:13 pm
BPOM examines cause of massive food poisoning Schoolchildren in their Indonesian Scout Movement (Pramuka) uniforms collect bubur asyura leftovers. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

The East Jakarta Police said on Monday that the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) had tested a food sample to determine whether it had caused 163 students of SMP 184 state junior high school to fall ill.

“The food sample was handed over to the BPOM today to be examined,” East Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Andry Wibowo said.

Andry also said the case was being investigated by the Cipayung Police in East Jakarta and that investigators handling the case had yet to name any suspects.

Over 100 students experienced food poisoning while at a scout camp at the Indonesian Scout Movement (Pramuka) Cibubur camp grounds in Cibubur, East Jakarta, on Sunday.

The students were taken to Melia Hospital, Ciracas Regional General Hospital, Mitra Keluarga Hospital, Pasar Rebo Hospital, Police Hospital and Permata Cibubur Hospital.

An official from the camp grounds, Sony Tulung, said the students arrived at the camp on Saturday morning and had eaten food provided by a catering service at around 10 a.m.

He said the students began vomiting about an hour after they had eaten. (vny)