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School exec to teachersand Ensure food are safe in school canteen

Local News • 15:23 PM Wed Jul 15, 2015
Edwin O. Fernandez
A school canteen in the Philipines. (photo courtesy of

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Education officials in North Cotabato have temporarily suspended the delivery of food at the canteen of Dualing Elementary School in Aleosan, North Cotabato. Dr. Omar Obas, North Cotabato schools division superintendent, said his directive was part of prevention action after several pupils of Dualing Elementary School complained of stomach pain after eating siopao.They were rushed to Aleosan district hospital but were discharged hours later. Obas, however, clarified that no conclusion yet whether or notthe siopao was the real culprit in the children's illness. Obas also directed all 51 district supervisors in the province to ensure that all thefood and candiessold in school canteens are fit for human consumption. Two alleged food poisoning was reported in Kidapawan City and in Aleosan town over the weekend. In a meeting of all district supervisors, Obas directed them to check, double check and counter-check all the food that suppliers provided to school canteens to ensure the safety of school children.

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