Prosecutor orders investigation into fire at catering factory linked to mass food poisoning in schools

A Supreme Court prosecutor has ordered officials in Lamia to investigate the causes of a fire that completely destroyed the factory of a catering company that has been linked to an outbreak of food poisoning among primary schoolchildren.

The Giannitsis factory, which was located in an industrial part of the Central Greece city, was completely gutted in a fire on Sunday evening.

"Please investigate the causes of the fire … in connection with the fact of the involvement of the specific factory with the school lunches that caused mass food poisoning among elementary school students," Georgia Adelini instructed local prosecutors.

Last Thursday, dozens of pupils from four primary schools in and around Lamia began to experience vomiting and diarrhea after eating a school lunch and some were referred by pediatricians to hospital.

All the schools were supplied...

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