At least 25 people suffered the symptoms of food poisoning after eating yema and jelly bread rolls in Tupi, South Cotabato.

Majority of the victims were rushed to the hospital while three outpatients were treated in their homes.

The victims complained of headaches, stomach pain and loose bowel movement hours after consuming the bread rolls they bought from a local bakeshop Tuesday afternoon.

The municipal government of Tupi already ordered the temporary closure of the bakeshop.

Sanitary inspectors found out that some of the bakeshop's food handlers don't use gloves and some of its workers lack the necessary requirements such as working permit and health certificate.

The local government unit has demanded the bakeshop to comply with the necessary requirements first before it can resume operations.

Samples and rectal swabs were already sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to confirm if the alleged poisoning was due to the jelly and yema rolls the victims ate.

It can be recalled that a suspected food poisoning case which affected over a hundred people was recorded in the same province last year.

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- ANC, Dateline Philippines, November 12, 2015