2 December 2021

Mrs Kim's Donuts in Kingston closes amid widespread reports of food poisoning

| Damien Larkins
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Box of Mrs Kim's Donuts

Mrs Kim’s Donuts had been selling over a thousand doughnuts a day before it closed. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A recently opened Kingston doughnut store has closed amid widespread reports it is the source of dozens of food poisoning complaints across the ACT.

Reports emerged at the weekend on social media of locals experiencing vomiting and nausea after eating food from Mrs Kim’s Donuts.

The doughnut bar opened in July 2021 but has now closed its doors and removed its Facebook and Instagram pages.

The business’s Google search results now have it listed as permanently closed.

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In the weeks following its opening, the business was reportedly selling over 1,000 doughnuts a day.

ACT Health has not confirmed it is investigating Mrs Kim’s but says it has received around 130 complaints about a single business.

“As at 3 pm on 1 December 2021, approximately 130 people have been identified as experiencing similar symptoms that may be attributable to the same source,” an ACT Health spokesperson told Region Media.

“Symptoms have generally resolved after 48 hours.”

ACT Health says it would be unlikely to identify the subject of any investigation unless there is an immediate public health risk or they are prosecuting the business.

Region Media has reached out to Mrs Kim’s Donuts for comment.

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