AFP Honk Kong reports that Hong Kong hygiene officials are considering legal action against the Disney company over a row that erupted following the discovery of three cases of food poisoning at its soon-to-be opened Disneyland resort, officials said on Saturday.
Director of food hygiene Leung Wing-lap said his department was seeking legal advice after it emerged inspectors were asked to remove their uniforms and badges so as not to frighten customers when they went to probe allegations of food contamination at the resort, which is due to open Monday.
The government confirmed that three cases of food poisoning were reported from two of the parks restaurants.
It is the latest setback at the three billion US dollar park in the southern Chinese territory, following rows with green groups over the resorts impact on the local environment and amid complaints from customers that staff were rude and there were too few rides during rehearsal days.
A Disney spokesman told reporters the company had apologised for asking officials to remove their uniforms, and promised to comply with local laws in future.