Over 3,400 students, teachers suffer food poisoning near Tokyo
Kyodo -- Jul 03
More than 3,400 elementary and junior high school students and teachers have contracted food poisoning at 15 schools near Tokyo due to school lunches, local authorities said Thursday.

Students started to complain of food poisoning symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain on June 26 after they ate school lunches including fried chicken and seaweed salad at their schools in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture.

Concluding that the food poisoning was caused by school lunches supplied by lunch deliverer Tobu Kyushoku Center, the prefectural government ordered the company to suspend use of its kitchens for three days.

As the number of students suffering food poisoning increased, 377 students were absent from schools on Monday, though none of them were in serious condition.

小中学校の児童生徒ら400人近くが体調不良を訴えて欠席しました。  埼玉県八潮市は公立の15すべての小中学校の児童生徒合わせて377人が29日に腹痛や下痢などの体調不良のため欠席したと発表しました。30日は281人が欠席しました。教師も29日は15人、30日は5人が欠席しました。保健所は食中毒の疑いもあるとみて、小中学校に給食を提供している東部給食センターなどを調べています。八潮市は当面の間、給食を停止するということです。
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