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Food Poisoning at Daycares/Preschools

Postby jshin » Wed, 18 May 2011 11:33 am

A number of daycares/preschools have been hit with some nasty cases of food poisoning in just a very short amount of time. To date 235 kids and 12 teachers have been affected with several hospitalizations from 3 sites: Pat's Schoolhouse, The Children's Place @Kay Siang Rd, and Learning Vision @Raffles Place.

1. Does anyone know the procedures that are taken by local authorities in such cases?
2. What is the liability of the daycare/preschool and catering service?
3. Does anyone have a list of the catering companies that were responsible? 4. My concern is that these caterers may just re-brand themselves to hide their history. How can we track this?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 May 2011 11:54 am

The catering company for all three schools were one and the same company and it has been shut down by the NEA/Agri-Food authority and their licenses withdrawn.

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Postby Etutor.eChinese » Thu, 19 May 2011 11:59 am

Nowadays it's more and more dangerous to eat outside....
Every school should be careful!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 May 2011 12:23 pm

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Postby kinderjoy » Fri, 27 May 2011 4:23 am

we have to becareful of child care with their own cook as well. I heard that one of the child care located at grace walk stored their left over in the freezer and cooked again on the next day for the children. can u imagine it?!

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Postby scarbowl » Sat, 28 May 2011 2:53 pm

The papers reported the caterers involved. You can ask the MOE regarding liabilities (don't count on the information posted here unless posted by someone running a childcare center), and you can check ACRA for companies who change their names.

While serious, this happens at hawker stands and in restaurants from time to time. I think it is safer when the food is prepared in-house but it happens even then. It is the rare daycare that would have an in-house kitchen, I imagine. The International Schools would largely have their own kitchens as part of a larger organization but the daycare-only locations would not.


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