Japanese students not eat meal served by Vietnam Airlines before poisoning

Vietnamese national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines yesterday announced that it ruled out food poisoning in its meal that was suspected to cause poisoning in a group of Japanese students because they did not eat the meal.

Japanese students are treated in Narita Airport (Photo: VNA)

A health center in Japan’s Narita Airport said that it was unnecessary to check food served by the airlines.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said that Japanese passengers showed symptoms of poisoning after having dinner in a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Representatives from Vietnam Airlines also said in its announcement that quarantine agency in Japan announced the flight code VNA-866 from HCMC to Japan on October 28 had been checked and the food served in the flight was not the cause of poisoning.

The flight later returned Vietnam on the same day.

The last passenger out of 30 Japanese students on the flight who were  taken to hospital in Japan was discharged from hospital on October 29.

After the airlines issued a report on the flight the Vietnamese Prime Minister asked the People’s Committee in HCMC to investigate the poisoning incident information in the flight.

By Tran Vu – translated by Anh Quan

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