90 employees of Dutch company in Shanghai sickened after having lunch

09:50, December 01, 2010      

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More than 90 employees of a Dutch company in Shanghai were sickened after having lunch Tuesday, local authorities said.

An initial investigation blamed the accident on suspected nitrite poisoning, officials with the city's Food and Drug Supervision Administration said.

The employees were nauseous and vomited after having lunch at the dining hall of Hunter Douglas Architectural Products (China) Co. Ltd. Their lips and fingers also turned purple.

They were taken to Central Hospital in the city's Minhang District for treatment and are in stable conditions, according to district government officials.

Officials are investigating the cause of the incident.

The company is a subsidiary of Rotterdam-based Hunter Douglas Group.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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