270 fall ill after having food in China factory

January 20th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) A total of 276 people fell ill after having lunch at an automobile manufacturing company in northern China, an official said.Most of the affected people in the factory in Shanxi province sought medical treatment Wednesday night for food poisoning caused by a dish of hyacinth beans and meat, Xinhua reported.

The patients - all employees of an automobile company in Yuncheng city - showed symptoms of nausea and vomiting, said a spokesman with the city government.

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