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25 others ate at restaurant where Oweiwi family had meal — official

By JT - Oct 20,2014 - Last updated at Oct 20,2014

AMMAN — Health Ministry Secretary General Daifallah Lozi on Monday met with the Lower House’s health and environment, and transparency and integrity committees to discuss developments in the Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea poisoning incident, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Two members of the Oweiwi family last week contracted food poising and died after dining at a restaurant in the resort.

At the Lower House meeting, Lozi said 25 other guests at the Holiday Inn Resort ate the same food as the deceased.

He noted that samples of the food have been sent to government labs for testing, adding that “no results have been revealed yet”, Petra reported.

Tests carried out last week by the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) on samples of leftover food ordered by the Oweiwi family from the hotel restaurant and taken to their room revealed high concentrations of the Bacillus cereus bacteria, a JFDA source said on Saturday.

Tests showed that food from the hotel’s kitchens conformed to health standards.

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