16 Jul '15, 9am

FDA: Poisonous durian candies contaminated with bacteria

FDA: Poisonous durian candies contaminated with bacteria

INQUIRER.net By: Yuji Vincent Gonzales , July 16th, 2015 04:46 PM THE durian-flavored candies that poisoned around 2,000 people—mostly children—in the Caraga region last week were contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday. Citing laboratory results, FDA acting deputy director general Ma. Lourdes Santiago said in a press briefing that the bacteria might have been caused by mishandling in production. Santiago said the bacteria may be found in human skin, hair, and other parts of the body. ADVERTISEMENT READ: Poisonous durian candy: 1,350 sick, 12 arrested | FDA to test Mindanao durian candies microbial contamination Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin underscored the importance of proper hygiene in food production. In an earlier advisory, DFA and DOH warned consumers of purchasing durian candies w...

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