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'Ayam masak merah' contaminated


Fateful reception: The house and wedding venue belonging to Yusuf Ahmad in Kampung Huma, Tanjung Dawai in Kedah.

Fateful reception: The house and wedding venue belonging to Yusuf Ahmad in Kampung Huma, Tanjung Dawai in Kedah.

ALOR SETAR: The food poisoning incident that resulted in four deaths during a wedding kenduri was caused by Ayam Masak Merah which had been contaminated by salmonella bacteria due to improper food preparation.

Kedah Health Department director Dr Ismail Abu Taat said investigations showed that the bacteria had spread to the chicken used for ayam masak merah (sweet and spicy chicken) dish after the chicken was left overnight at room temperature.

   

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