Police are investigating a group of vendors after more than 1,000 students fell ill from eating fruit-flavored sweets Friday.
Schoolchildren in a southern Philippine province buying cheap, fruit-flavored sweets on their lunch breaks didn’t realize they’d soon be spending the weekend in hospital.
A group of private vendors is being investigated after the students fell sick after eating candy hawked from a van, the provincial governor told Agence France-Presse Saturday, illuminating again concerns about food safety in the country.
On Friday, at least 1,080 elementary and high school students in the Surigao del Sur province were taken to the hospital after complaining of nausea, diarrhea, and headaches, an official told The Associated Press. They lived in Tandag, the provincial capital, and the towns of Cagwait, Tago, Bayabas, and Marihatag.
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