Edge restaurant at Pan Pacific Hotel suspended after 16 diners fall sick

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SINGAPORE – Popular buffet restaurant Edge at Pan Pacific Hotel has had its operations suspended by the authorities after 16 people who dined there fell sick.

The Ministry of Health and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a joint statement on May 25 that they are investigating six incidents of gastroenteritis involving diners who had eaten food prepared by the restaurant between May 2 and 18.

The statement said affected diners either sought outpatient treatment or self-medicated, and that none was hospitalised.

Located on the third floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel at 7 Raffles Boulevard, Edge first received feedback from diners experiencing gastroenteritis symptoms and voluntarily took measures such as health screening food handlers and deep cleaning of the premises.

But in the light of the suspected ongoing transmission, SFA has suspended the restaurant’s food business operations since May 24 until further notice.

The restaurant is required to clean and sanitise the premises, as well as equipment and utensils, and dispose of all ready-to-eat food and perishable food items.