Family falls sick after consuming ‘tainted food’

Published: January 29, 2019
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The affected family had purchased rice and yellow food colour from a local shop. PHOTO: FILE

The affected family had purchased rice and yellow food colour from a local shop. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: A family of 15 fell sick on Monday after allegedly consuming tainted food near SITE Super Highway in Hingora Goth. Police shifted them to a private hospital near Toll Plaza where they were declared to be out of danger.

According to Malir SSP Irfan Ali Bahadur, the affected family had purchased rice and yellow food colour from a local shop on Sunday evening. The consumption of these items is believed to have caused the family’s health to deteriorate. The food colour and rice samples have been sent to a laboratory for testing. Further action will be taken out based on the findings of the report. The police have arrested the shopkeeper in the meantime.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2019.

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