Food poisoning tests may take weeks
by Nick Delgado
Guam - It could be days or even weeks before we find out the results of the food sample testing being conducted by Public Health as well as at a lab in Hawaii. That's according to DPHSS Environmental Health Administrator Tom Nadeau, who says the timeframe of when the results will be finalized depends on the types of tests being performed.
Nearly 300 students were reported to be affected by a suspected food poisoning outbreak at five of the public schools in southern Guam late last week. Students were served egg salad sandwiches, milk and sliced melon that day. Department of Education officials say they are waiting for the test results before the investigation is complete.
In the meantime, DOE has stepped up its efforts by having its food and nutrition staffers monitor the preparation and serving of the food by King's Restaurants daily.