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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hong Kong : Cholera in tank shuts ParkNShop fish counter

Via The Standard, excerpt :

" ParkNShop has been ordered to temporarily shut the fish counter at its Tsuen Wan Town store after cholera bacteria was found in a tank.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the counter will remain closed until all fish tanks are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to meet overall hygiene standards and it is satisfied there is no immediate health hazard.

"Vibrio cholerae cannot survive under high temperatures and can be killed by thorough cooking," a department spokesman said. To prevent cholera risks, shellfish must be washed and scrubbed thoroughly.

Seafood should also be cooked thoroughly before consumption."

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