As many as 24 other children and a cook are still under treatment at the Hospital.

According to Indian press reports, the Indian government has now made it mandatory for the principals and cooks of all primary schools in the state to taste mid-day meals before serving them to children.  The notice came in the wake of the death of as many as 25 children after they ate an insecticide-laced mid-day meal at a school in north Bihar.  The notice also said, “Officials of the education department going for inspection to schools should taste the meals cooked therein to ascertain their quality and mention the same in their inspection report.”

An interesting solution to a food safety problem.