70 kids suffer food poisoning in Peru

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Lima, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) About 70 Peruvian schoolchildren, aged between 10 and 15, began showing symptoms of poisoning after having food provided under a state-run social programme in northern Lambayeque province, local media reported.

The children were admitted Monday afternoon to several hospitals in the area after they began vomiting after eating bread with tuna and milk with boiled oats provided by the Qali Warma program, RPP Noticias reported.
The La Republica Web site said that the children are students at state-run schools in the Mochumi and Illimo districts, to which the regional coordinators of the food programme were dispatched to assess the situation.

Last modified: October 28, 2014