Officials say about 15 students became ill after eating lunch today at a Peoria school. It is the second outbreak in six weeks in the central Illinois city’s public schools.
Authorities say the Lincoln Middle School students complained of upset stomachs and vomiting and were sent home with parents after eating school lunches that included tacos and turkey with noodles.
City and county health officials as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health are assisting in an investigation.
An earlier investigation revealed no cause for a rash of illnesses involving dozens of students who ate school lunches last month at five Peoria schools. Laboratory tests found no bacterial toxins in food samples and inspections showed no signs of negligence in food preparation or handling.