Food poisoning victims await authorities

Food poisoning victims of Sizzler’s Family Restaurant are still waiting to be contacted by authorities as investigation into the case draws to a conclusion.

At least 18 reported cases, and a couple more, were said to have suffered food poisoning after catching a foodborne illness circulating at the restaurant over the Mother’s Day weekend.

But the restaurant believes this incident is unrelated to food preparation standards.

Still, officials were alerted on Wednesday, May 17. 

A full team of officers from NCDC Health, National Health department and World Health Organisation jointly inspected the hotel on Monday, May 22.

NCDC Health did a health and sanitation inspection on the same day.

The team is currently in the process of finalising the report once the water sampling results from Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) is ready.

In the meantime, the hotel has provided the list and contact details of the customers who are affected.

The Department of Health and World Health Organisation have been tasked to contact them and follow-up on their conditions to ascertain the real cause of the illness.

Loop PNG reached out to some victims who said they have not been contacted by DoH or WHO yet.


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Gloria Bauai