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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: Commentary - A recent spate of botulism cases shows that government measures are failing to protect consumers, The Nation reports.
A botulism outbreak has been confirmed by the Public Health Ministry following the hospitalisation of 161 people in the northern province of Nan for food poisoning after they ate dishes containing fermented bamboo shoots at a village feast earlier this month. The case of food-borne botulism attracted the attention of public health experts who rushed to investigate and provide emergency medical assistance to the people, who consumed food laced with the toxin produced by clostridium botulinum.