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Intercontinental Hotel restaurant shut over possible link with food poisoning cases

Published on Jan 3, 2013 7:17 PM
Man Fu Yuan Restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel has been closed after being linked to five incidents of suspected food poisoning from late December. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The National Environmental Agency (NEA) has suspended the operations of a Chinese restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday after more than 200 suspected cases of food poisoning linked to the restaurant were reported.

The Ministry of Health and the NEA, in a statement, said they are investigating five wedding and company functions which the hotel's Man Fu Yuan Restaurant had catered for. The functions were all held in late December.

The first incident was reported to authorities on Dec 29 last year.

Patrons affected experienced symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and fever but none were hospitalised.

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