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21st June 2022, 19:50

​Food poisoning complaints investigations: Jubilita organisers say event was run in strict compliance with health standards

The Environmental Agency has received 15 complaints from people who reported symptoms of food poisoning after the Jubilita Food Festival.

However, in answer to GBC questions, the Agency says no links between the illness and the event have been identified as yet. That is in relation to instances in which samples were collected. There are some results still pending.

The Environmental Agency says stomach illness is not uncommon in the summer months. It confirms that in recent weeks, there have been a number of reports of illnesses associated with food settings or events. It says action has been taken to investigate possible sources.

In reaction to questions from GBC, the organisers say Jubilita was run in strict compliance with all environmental health and food hygiene standards. They say they served nearly 8,000 servings to more than 3,000 people.

They add that food samples were taken in advance of the event and sent for lab analysis. They say they have not received a single complaint regarding food poisoning.

The organisers say they have been organising food festivals for 15 years and take food hygiene extremely seriously.