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Deadly Bongkrekic acid found in samples from restaurant in food poisoning cluster

Deadly Bongkrekic acid found in samples from restaurant in food poisoning cluster

2024-04-02

More results have emerged from the investigations on a restaurant food poisoning cluster in Taipei that has already left two diners dead. Four environmental samples collected at the restaurant have yielded positive for Bongkrekic acid. That’s the same toxin that has been found in all the diners who fell sick after eating at the Xinyi branch. One of the environmental samples that tested positive was collected from the hands of a chef at the restaurant. Let’s hear from the Taipei city government.

Chiang Wan-an
Taipei mayor
NTU’s Department of Forensic Medicine has found positive reactions in the samples collected from two knives, one chopping board and the hands of a chef.

Weng Te-i
NTU Department of Forensic Medicine
After raising the sensitivity of the test, we found Bongkrekic acid in four samples, including one taken from the hands of a chef. So we can confirm that Bongkrekic acid was indeed present at Polam Kopitiam’s Xinyi branch.

Twenty-nine victims have been linked to the cluster, including two who died. Five patients remain in severe condition. Though the health of one of them has gradually improved, doctors are not optimistic about the other four, saying that two of them may need a liver transplant. Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an says the city will cover all medical costs.

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廚師手上驗出米酵菌酸! 蔣萬安:寶林責任跑不掉

2024-04-02

寶林集體食物中毒案,有了最新線索,上午北市府公佈在4項檢體中檢出米酵菌酸陽性反應,台大法醫所所長翁德怡也證實廚師的手確實有微量殘留。

[[台北市長 蔣萬安]]
“我們採證的包括兩個刀具,一個砧板以及手部的生物跡證,台大法醫所檢驗出來的結果,採集的各項跡證有呈現陽性的反應”

[[台大法醫所所長 翁德怡]]
“把檢驗靈敏度提高之後,總共四個檢體裡面,在廚師的手驗到米酵菌酸,那我們就可以證實,這個米酵菌酸曾經出現在寶林茶室A13”

衛福部公布最新總通報數,維持29人,2人死亡。不過5名重症患者中,有一人病情已經好轉許多,但其他4人還是不樂觀,甚至有2人考慮要換肝,對於龐大醫療費用,台北市長蔣萬安今天也承諾,市府會全數支應。

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