At around 12.30 pm on Thursday 25th May, Queensland Ambulance Service was called to Milestones Early Learning Centre in Keperra, in the northwest of Brisbane, where several kids were experiencing a variety of symptoms after eating lunch.
The service allegedly informed parents of the exposure in the afternoon through a text message and a letter sent to them.
According to a letter received by News Corp and obtained by the Courier Mail, "all children" had been exposed to an "unknown substance in their lunch" and were experiencing "minor reactions."
"Redness to face and body, swelling to lips and face, irritation/agitation" were a few of the reactions listed in the letter.
"The chances of a delayed onset of symptoms are rare," the statement stated.
"Don't panic if your child starts to exhibit any of these symptoms."
Just before 2:00 PM, a text message was issued to parents requesting that they make arrangements for their children to be picked up "as soon as possible".
The note read, "Several children have presented with an unknown skin rash."
"Medical advice, including advice to families to pick up children, is strictly followed."
According to a QAS representative, there were no patients who needed to be transported to the hospital. Others sought out personal medical counsel.
Children React To ‘Unknown Substance’ Found In Daycare Lunches, News Australia, 25th May 2023