Police probing ‘ice tea poisoning’ of 50 students in Cavite

July 12, 2019

POLICE are investigating the case of alleged food poisoning that affected 50 high school students in Imus City, Cavite.

On Wednesday night, three students from the Institute Science and Technology (IST) on Nueno St., Bgy. Poblacion 4D, Imus City, were rushed to the Our Lady of the Pillar Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain and vomiting.

The following day, forty-seven more students were brought to the hospital for the same complaint.

The affected students told Dra. Ruth Durano and Dr. Romancitel Livelo that they started to feel abdominal pain and began to vomit a few hours after consuming beverage from the Garden Café of the school.

A mother of one of the victims said her daughter suffered stomach pain after consuming  ice tea bought from the school café.

Police gathered samples of food and beverages from the café for  laboratory test.

Classes were suspended until yesterday.

IIST vice president for academic affairs Dr. Loida Sta Maria said the school is investigating the incident.