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23 suffer food poisoning at hotel in Kagawa

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Twenty-three people suffered food poisoning at a hotel in Kagawa Prefecture last Saturday, the Kagawa Prefectural Office said on Wednesday.

According to prefectural officials, 81 people from four tourist groups from Okayama, Kochi and within Kagawa prefectures had a buffet dinner at the Hotel St Catherine Utazu on Saturday night. They complained of feeling sick from early Sunday morning.

The prefectural office suspended the restaurant's operation for five days as of Wednesday to investigate the cause of the poisoning.

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Wonder what they ate at dinner?

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Have to love how the Japanese constantly brag about the safety of their food, but things like this incident constantly pop up.

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knee jerk reaction but... cook the food...

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Remember, Mana was meant to be eaten the same day. You can not keep it stored for days or weeks and feed it to the people. So it is food that is not properly preserved or refrigerated.

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The article doesn't tell us what they ate or how it was prepared so now we can expect the reader-experts to fill in the details. ... plus ca change.

Moderator: It was a buffet dinner and authorities have not pinpointed the cause. Hence, they suspended the restaurant’s operation for five days as of Wednesday.

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Betting:

Have to love how the Japanese constantly brag about the safety of their food, but things like this incident constantly pop up.

Still, a 2008 Canadian study of 17 industrialized nations put Japan in 2nd place for food safety. (UK was 1st).

Search for "Food Safety Performance World Ranking 2008".

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This is one of the cases reported by JT, NHK subscribers know how frequently such cases happen and how fast they are forgotten.

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