School lunches to be served following Waipahu Elementary food poisoning

WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After nearly 40 students showed symptoms of food poisoning at Waipahu Elementary shortly after lunch Tuesday, school lunch will continue to be served at the school, according to the state Department of Education.

In the meantime, the DOE and state Department of Health are continuing to investigate what caused the students to become ill starting at about 1:15 p.m.

The DOE will be providing temperature logs and a sample lunch to DOH officials for analysis. Officials will also investigate outside factors such as any food students and staff may have brought to the campus, or whether anyone came to school sick. Nearly 1,150 students attend Waipahu Elementary.

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