Northpoint Shopping Centre: 4 year old dies after eating contaminated food
A 4 year old boy had pass away after consuming contaminated food bought from a nasi padang stall at kopitiam food court from north point.
His mother and 2 year old sister were diagnosed with food poisoning as well. The incident happen on 19 Jan 2014. The 3 of them went to Bukit Batok Polyclinic the next day upon feeling discomfort and the boy, Shayne, was severely dehydrated.
His condition deteriorated 2 days later and was found unconscious at home. He die in hospital 2 hours later from Salmonella Septicaemia.
The stall was inspected and found out that food was not properly covered and a food handler was not registered.
Upon closer inspection, the concentration of bacteria on the tongs used to handle food exceeded the safety limits.
The stall was suspended for 3 weeks and the owner has to clean his stall thoroughly.