Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Over 100 fall ill in Delhi after consuming food made of contaminated flour

New Delhi, April 5, 2011
The Delhi police have detained some people and were conducting raids in connection with over 100 people falling ill after consuming food items made of contaminated buckwheat flour the in North-Eastdistrict of the capital.
More than 100 people living in Gokalpuri, Jagatpuri, Gandhinagar, Nandnagri, Kalyanpuri, Chilla and Trilokpuri were admitted in various hospitals since this morning after they consumed contaminated food items.
"The victims have reportedly consumed the items cooked of buckwheat flour, purchased from open sack," Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.
A mill in Rajasthan was found to be the manufacturer of the flour consumed by the victims.
Some people were arrested in this connection and the police were conducting raids. The DistrictAdministration and emergency services have been alerted and teams of Food and Adulteration Department were pressed into service to tackle the problem, Mr Bhagat said.
Police have advised the people to check the expiry date of the packet containing the flour and the name of flour mills before using it..

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