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    Illness, faintings after factory-funded meals
    Fri, 4 April 2014
    Sen David
    About 150 garment workers fainted at two factories owned by the same firm in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district yesterday, after lunch provided to employees allegedly caused food poisoning.

    Workers at the Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile factories, both owned by Shen Zhou Group and both suppliers to Puma, Adidas and Nike, began fainting at about 8am yesterday, Worker Friendship Union Federation president Seang Sambath said.

    “I suggest the company examines the meals they provide workers, especially the chicken,” Sambath said yesterday. “The company must ensure hygienic meals.”

    Many employees at Daqian, which accounted for about 100 of the faintings, started showing symptoms of food poisoning, including diarrhoea, soon after eating lunch on Tuesday, said Vey Srey Moa, a worker there.

    Other threads on Cambodia's mass faintings;
    2010: Cambodia: Fainting hits another factory
    2011 & 2012: Cambodian garment workers in 'mass fainting' outbreak
    2013: Cambodia - 60+ garment workers hospitalized after 2 days of vomiting,diarrhea, fainting - food poisoning suspected, factory closed - Snuo disctrict, Kandal province
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