104 suffer food poisoning after eating bentos in Tokyo
Japan Today -- Feb 11
Health officials in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward said Tuesday that 104 people suffered food poisoning after eating bentos (boxed lunches) from a store between Jan 31 and Feb 5.

TV Asahi reported that the tainted food came from bento maker Mitoya. The customers and employees-men and women ranging in age from 23 to 81-suffered vomiting and diarrhea. The ward health care center detected the norovirus in six patients and two Mitoya employees.

Officials believe the norovirus came from gloves worn by employees who prepared the bentos.

Mitoya delivers 1,200 lunch bentos a day to 43 companies in Katsushika and Sumida wards.

東京都葛飾区の弁当店が配達した弁当を食べて男女104人が食中毒になり、一部の患者­からノロウイルスが検出されました。 先月末から今月初旬にかけて、葛飾区の弁当店「水戸屋」の弁当を食べた人のうち、23­歳から81歳までの104人が下痢や嘔吐(おうと)などの症状を訴えました。
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