Mandarin Orchard S’pore Mass Food Poisoning Involves 4 Separate Events in 3 Days

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Food poisoning is now a thing in Singapore. Sadly.

From an eatery to catering and even wedding lunches, food incidents have been popping up one after another.

And the latest high-profile case to hit the shores of social media is Mandarin Orchard.

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On Sunday (2 December 2018), it was reported that more than 400 guests attended a wedding lunch in Mandarin Orchard Singapore, and “dozens” fell ill after that.

The father of the bride was even hospitalized, though it’s uncertain how bad the situation is at this current moment.

According to reports, the authorities have stepped in to investigate.

A spokesman said that they are now “looking into reported cases of food poisoning among banquet guests of the hotel so that we can render every possible support and assistance”.

And now, there’s been an update on the Mandarin Orchard situation.

Food Poisoning Linked To Different Events Happening Within The Same Period

Authorities have revealed that the food poisoning cases could be linked to four separate events that happened at the Grand Ballroom from 1 to 3 Dec.

Here are the events:

1 Dec 2018: Wedding dinner at the Grand Mandarin Ballroom

A Channel NewsAsia reader told the media outlet that she attended a wedding dinner at Mandarin Orchard Hotel Grand Ballroom on Saturday. She alleged that about 20 people got food poisoning after the event.

She claimed that the people ill experienced symptoms like diarrhoea and vomiting.

2 Dec 2018: Wedding Lunch at the Grand Mandarin Ballroom

This was the event that brought the entire saga to the public’s eye. More than 400 guests attended a wedding lunch. Forty-two guests experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis. Four guests were hospitalised as a result, including the father of the bride.

2 Dec 2018: Chanukah dinner at the Grand Mandarin Ballroom

About 500 guests attended a Jewish dinner at the same venue on Sunday, 2 Dec. A reader told Channel NewsAsia that he fell “deathly ill” after. He alleges that he knew about 12 people who also fell ill.

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