The Department of Health is warning the public that lunch boxes containing the popular dish khao mun kai, or chicken and rice, may not be safe and they could be risking food poisoning by eating it.
Chicken rice is not suitable for a prepacked lunch box, as it may not be fresh and coujld cause food poisoning, health officials warn. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Director-general Pornthep Siriwanarangsun said once the chicken and rice was cooked it should not be kept for more than four hours, because it could become contaminated by bacterial growth and anyone who eats it could fall sick.
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