About 200 students who contracted food poisoning after eating lunch in a primary school in southwest China’s Sichuan Province last Friday are still in hospital. The school suspended classes on Monday to deal with the incident.

Chen Gang, vice mayor of Chongzhou City, where Chongzhou City Experimental Primary School is located, told Xinhua that all students with food poisoning symptoms have been hospitalized for treatment and examination.

Many school staff were at the hospital taking care of the sick kids. The school has been temporarily closed down. School sources said that they would have to wait for two thirds of the students to recover, and then to decide when to restart classes.Continue Reading 200 remain hospitalized for food poisoning in southwest China

<img vspace="5" hspace="5" align="right" src="http://www.foodpoisonblog.com/Naag%20Panchami.jpg" width="136" height="123" /Nearly fifty people–most of them children–who had fallen sick after consuming 'prasad' at Fenahara VDC in Sarlahi district on Sunday have been discharged.
A staff at the Sarlahi district hospital at Malangawa told Nepalnews over phone that forty-seven people, most of them children, were discharged from the hospital

Over one hundred and fifty people have fallen ill in a food poisoning epidemic in the Tampere region, according to health officials on Monday.
The epidemic, described as exceptionally large by the Valkeakoski hospital, is suspected to originate from salad served at various staff canteens in Tampere late last week. Officials noted that no further

The Press Trust of India reports that Ninety school children and a woman employee of the school were on Thursday admitted to a hospital with food poisoning after consuming sweets distributed by a local Shiv Sena functionary to celebrate birthday of Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray, police said.
Students from Union Public School, located at Khetwadi on Charni road of south Mumbai, started vomiting and complained of abdominal pain after consuming biscuits and chocolates distributed by local Sena leader Ramakant Tawade, police said.Continue Reading 90 kids taken ill due to food poisoning in Mumbai

Some 20 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Tanjung Bungah here were rushed to a nearby clinic after eating tomato rice in their school canteen.
The standard four, five and six pupils began vomitting and complained of stomach ache upon returning to their classes after recess.
They were rushed to the clinic about 11am when their condition worsened.Continue Reading Some 20 pupils down with food poisoning after eating at school canteen

Scientists from around the world have been meeting in Germany this week to set research priorities on a broad range of zoonoses — food borne diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans.
Globalisation and integrated markets are rapidly changing the way food borne pathogens travel from country to country. Driven by a raft of legislation processors are increasingly looking for ways to cut down on zoonotic contamination of their products.Continue Reading Scientists crack down on global impact of food borne pathogens

Errol Kiong reports that a few thousand people dining in corporate comfort at the All Blacks-Ireland test at Eden Park last Saturday could have been struck down with gastroenteritis.
A week after the big match, public health officials have yet to pinpoint the exact cause for the outbreak that left at least 100 patrons who dined in four separate corporate hospitality areas reeling from a suspected norovirus infection.Continue Reading Thousands put at risk by Eden Park food poisoning outbreak