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City investigates death of children in Brown’s Farm <p>​The City of Cape Town is investigating a case of suspected poisoning that left two children dead in Brown’s Farm, Philippi earlier this week.<br> <br>The City’s Environmental Health Department is mandated to conduct investigations in cases of suspected food poisoning.<br> <br>The investigation in this case will cover a number of aspects, including site visits to the home of the victims, the premises of the vendor where the food was purchased before preparation, and the farm where the vendor purchased the live chicken.<br> <br>In addition, environmental health practitioners have already secured samples of the food that the victims consumed and these have been sent to various laboratories for testing. They have also secured samples from the vendor for testing by the City’s bacteriological laboratory.<br> <br>We do not want to speculate on the possible cause until laboratory tests have been completed and the autopsy results are available. However, it does appear that the incident is isolated to one household as no further information or evidence has been presented to suggest that anyone else has been affected.<br> <br>This is a very tragic incident and our condolences go out to the family who have lost two young children. I know that there are many questions that require answers and I assure the family and the community at large that the City will do everything possible to expedite the aspects of the investigation that fall within our mandate to help bring closure for the family during this very difficult time.<br> </p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2017-04-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891d;GP0|#904f8ac3-ad18-4896-a9a8-86feb1d4a1b7;L0|#0904f8ac3-ad18-4896-a9a8-86feb1d4a1b7|StatementsGP0|#3bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50;L0|#03bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50|JP Smith;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GPP|#3f57ea8a-3adb-4a8f-bb3a-0a20a62c7fe9;GP0|#fb859c64-4274-4f9c-af75-9ba0e37d79b1;L0|#0fb859c64-4274-4f9c-af75-9ba0e37d79b1|food poisoning;GP0|#6b8c7bdd-ee2c-47af-8b51-271fd48874ff;L0|#06b8c7bdd-ee2c-47af-8b51-271fd48874ff|Phillipi1

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