9 November 2012
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health has received reports about 25 more people being involved in suspected food poisoning cases related to a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui.
This brings to the total number of 37 persons affected so far. The newly reported cases comprisd eight men and 17 women aged between five and 62. Sixteen of them sought medical consultation but none required hospitalisation.
As with the earlier cases, they felt unwell after eating food from the restaurant since November 2.
All the affected people are in stable condition. The investigation is continuing.
People are reminded to maintain personal, food and environmental hygiene at all times to prevent food-borne diseases. When dining out:
* Patronise only reputable and licensed restaurants;
* Do not patronise illegal food hawkers;
* Cook food thoroughly;
* Avoid eating raw seafood;
* Be a discerning consumer in choosing cold dishes, including sashimi, sushi and raw oysters, at a buffet;
* Drink boiled water;
* Use two sets of chopsticks and eating utensils to handle raw and cooked food;
* Do not try to use salt, vinegar, wine and wasabi to kill bacteria as they are not effective; and
* Always wash hands before eating and after going to the toilet.