Food Poisoning at El Jadida University Campus: Over 100 Students Affected

Food Poisoning at El Jadida University Campus: Over 100 Students Affected

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Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- A devastating food poisoning incident has shaken the university campus in El Jadida, as more than 100 students fell victim. The distressing event unfolded on the evening of May 11 in the university campus restaurant.

The dinner consisted of turkey meat (Ladand), pasta, harira soup, yogurt, and processed cheese. Tragically, shortly after consuming the meal, they were struck with a barrage of severe symptoms, including persistent vomiting, heightened body temperature, and debilitating diarrhea.

In response to the alarming situation, local authorities swiftly organized the transfer of the affected students to the emergency department of Regional Hospital Mohammed V in El Jadida. The campus atmosphere quickly turned tense and apprehensive, with concerned individuals, including fellow students and anxious relatives, flocking to the hospital. Their primary goal was to provide support to the afflicted students and seek updates on their health conditions, hoping for signs of improvement amidst the ongoing medical attention.

Understanding the urgency of the matter, authorities wasted no time in launching a thorough investigation into the root cause of the poisoning incident. As part of the investigation, a comprehensive review of the campus’s safety protocols and food handling practices is being undertaken, leaving no stone unturned to determine the exact source of contamination and ensure such a distressing event never recurs.

This is not the first time a similar event occurs in Morocco’s public universities.

We reported on various similar events in the past. This should prompt the authorities to tackle this issue seriously.

The Moroccan Times.