• Japanese media reporting hundreds sick; school lunch milk under investigation

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    Hundreds of people, mostly children, have been sickened in what officials believe is a foodborne outbreak in the city of Toyama, Japan.
    Multiple media outlets including nippon.com and Food World are reporting what they describe as a mass food poisoning event. Sick people have developed symptoms in line with food poisoning, including diarrhea, stomachache, vomiting and fever.
    As of June 17, 391 students and staff at 13 elementary and junior high schools as well as 73 children from five preschools were absent because of the illnesses, according to press reports.
    “In the afternoon, the number...
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