• Kyodo


About 30 percent of nursery schools surveyed said they sometimes gave the wrong types of food to children with food allergies in fiscal 2015, a government survey said Tuesday, highlighting the need to increase staff to prevent such incidents.

The health ministry survey found that at 4,138 facilities, either incorrect food was served, or children consumed food served to others that was not appropriate for themselves. Of those facilities, 1,589 of them saw children develop allergic reactions after the incidents.

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