The Department of Health says it’s initiated an urgent investigation into possible food poisoning in Mpumalanga, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, following the deaths of children who allegedly consumed noodles.

The Department says the remainder of the food products have been collected from some affected households and sent to laboratories for testing.

Efforts are underway to ascertain the brand name, supplier or manufacturer, and the store where the food products were bought.

It says this will enable health officials to establish a possible link between the noodles consumed in the three provinces and the deaths.

Family trying to come to terms after 3 children die of suspected food poisoning [8 November 2021]