42 people suffered food poisoning after a wedding banquet at Mandarin Orchard Singapore hotel on Sunday (2 Dec), with the bride and her father, brother and cousin having to be hospitalised.
The banquet, attended by over 400 persons, reportedly cost S$1500 a table for an 8-course meal which included dishes such as chilli prawn with mantou (pictured above), braised duck, abalone and steamed fish.
The Health Ministry, NEA and AVA conducted a joint inspection of the caterer’s premise yesterday as part of investigations into the cause of the mass food poisoning.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore said that banquet operations at the Grand Mandarin Ballroom have been suspended with immediate effect until further notice and clearance by relevant authorities.
This latest mass food poisoning incident is the fourth incident in the past month.
On 6 Nov, 81 people fell ill after eating food catered by Spize for a Deepavali celebration.
On 23 Nov, 190 people at a SCDF event fell ill after eating food from Tung Lok Catering.
On 27 Nov, 131 kindergarten students and teachers fell ill after eating food catered by FoodTalks Caterer & Manufacturer.