16 Jul '15, 10am

FDA: Problematic Caraga durian candies positive for staphylococcus aureus bacteria

FDA: Problematic Caraga durian candies positive for staphylococcus aureus bacteria

MANILA - The Department of Health's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday disclosed that samples of the durian candies that downed 1,925 people in Caraga region over the weekend tested positive for staphylococcus aureus. FDA acting Deputy Director General Ma. Lourdes Santiago said samples of Wendy's Durian Candy yielded traces of the bacterium that is commonly found in the skin, hair and nose. "The samples in our laboratory showed presence of staphylococcus (aureus), the effects of which correlated with the symptoms manifested by the affected patients there, such as vomiting and stomach ache. Our investigation continues," she said in a press briefing. Dr. Santiago added that the samples tested negative for micro-toxins. The results of the examination for traces of pesticide chemicals, on the other hand, is not yet out. "Staphylococcus can be found almost anywhere,...

Full article: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/114317/fda-problematic...

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