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Jellyroll, milk candy down 20 in Tupi, South Cotabato

Local News • 00:25 AM Thu Nov 12, 2015
DXOM-AM and Edwin Fernandez

KORONADAL CITY – A suspected spoiled jellyroll cake and yema candy downed at least 20 people in what authorities believed was a case of food poisoning in Tupi, South Cotabato Tuesday, officials said today.It was the second case of possible food poisoning in South Cotabato since Sunday. Emil Sumagaysay, Tupi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO), the patients who were rushed to the hospital were residents of Barangays Acmonan, Kablon and Poblacion. Two of the patients have been discharged Wednesday morning. Sumagaysay said the victims, mostly children, started to complain of abdominal disorders, diarreah and vomiting after taking jellyroll cake and yema milk candy during a birthday party on Tuesday afternoon.The local health office of Tupi is still investigating the incident but Sumagaysay said the patients showed symptoms of food poisoning.On Sunday, a spoiled cake and porridge triggered abdominal pain and diarreah to nine persons, seven children and two adults, after a birthday party in Barangay San Vicente, Banga, also in South Cotabato.

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