Sizzler's Family Restaurant

Food poisoning victims await authorities

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.

Sizzler’s investigating cause of reported food poisoning cases

The restaurant, a popular family hangout in Port Moresby, said it reached out to relevant authorities and suppliers as soon as it received complaints from the public.

The restaurant believes this incident is unrelated to food preparation standards.

It claims to be working with the Health Department on two possible causes of these incidents: the quality of a product purchased from an external supplier; or an airborne virus.

Loop PNG is still trying to get in touch with the NCD Health Services.

Restaurant accused of circulating illness

Customers to Sizzler’s Family Restaurant at Gateway hotel over the weekend and early this week have complained of food poisoning after eating there.

Natasha Tamanabae is one victim.

She ate at Sizzler’s restaurant on Sunday May 14 and then again on Monday. Tamanabae claims to have fallen ill with diarrhoea and vomiting soon after.   

She was admitted to Paradise Private Hospital for a day where she was hooked on four bags of glucose. She has been released since but still bed ridden. Her two cousins are also very ill.