BANGKOK, 9 August 2011 (NNT) – The Office of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an investigation after milk provided to students at one primary school in Nakhon Pathom province is suspected to have cause them to develop severe diarrhea. The news has prompted public health offices around Thailand to double check the quality of milk in every school.
The FDA said milk with thicker texture, sour taste and discolored should be discarded. While a large number of school children in Nakhon Pathom are being treated at a hospital, the public health office in every province has been instructed by the FDA to examine the quality of milk delivered to every school.
FDA Deputy Secretary-General MD Narangsan Peerakit cited poor packaging process and bad delivery service as possible reasons for the occurrence. The sample of milk which caused school children to fall ill has been taken to the lab. The manufacturer will be punished according to law if the milk has been contaminated.
Reporter: Nuppol Suvansombut – NNT