Police Warns of Eating What You Don’t Know

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Police sends out public health warning.

POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has warned people from eating anything they are not sure off or knew nothing about.

Mr Varley made the strong warning after a food poisoning incident in Choiseul Province where two people died and three hospitalized for eating what is described as bush cabbage.

Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

He said there are some poisonous plants that people should really be careful about when deciding to have them as their foods.

“What should be a warning to all is don’t eat what you don’t know whether it is a meat or vegetables and if you don’t really sure be safe and stay away,” he said.

Confirmed media reports cited by Isles Media last month revealed that a group of Asians in Choiseul province felt ill after eating a so called bush cabbage which resulted in two fatalities shortly after eating it while other three people were sent to Gizo hospital for medical examination and treatment.

It was also reported late last year that several Asians experience similar poisoning symptoms after eating a poisonous fish; they also ended up at the Gizo Hospital but luckily no fatal deaths reported.