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Chinese restaurant in Ottawa fined after rice sickens dozens, including 25 kids Add to ...

A Chinese restaurant in Ottawa has been fined after dozens of people became ill from eating rice, including 25 children, 580 CFRA reports.

A doctor with Ottawa Public Health says lab tests found the bacteria bacillus cereus in a fried rice dish served to the children.

Carolyn Pim says six children who were sent to hospital had symptoms including dizziness and vomiting, which are consistent with the bacteria.

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She adds that the bacteria most commonly causes illness when food isn’t kept hot after being cooked.

The children had been at a Mandarin-language day camp.

The Ottawa Public Health investigation found that 44 people in total became sick after eating at Lotus Chinese Take-Out (on Fallowfield Road.)

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