Thailand warns food poisoning and diarrhea from ice cubes in summer season

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Diners in Thailand must ensure the food they are served is hot and clean, adding that ice cubes are also carriers of germs. (TAT file photo – Rin beach, Koh Phangan full moon party)

The Department of Disease Control of Thailand (DDC) is advising people to be careful with what they eat this summer to avoid food poisoning and diarrhea.

DDC director-general Dr Opas Karnkawinpong warns people not to consume certain foods to avoid food poisoning, as 915,289 food poisoning and diarrhea cases were reported during summer in 2020.

He said diners must ensure the food they are served is hot and clean, adding that ice cubes are also carriers of germs.


TAT file photo – Full moon party on Koh Phangan, one of the most famous tourist islands in the Gulf of Thailand and it is most visited during the summer season amid calm sea and low waves.