Food Safety Conference Hit by ... Food Poisoning

Maryland officials investigating outbreak at summit

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 30, 2014 4:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – Irony alert: Maryland health officials suspect that food poisoning sickened more than 100 attendees of a national conference about, yes, food safety, reports Reuters. Representatives of the FDA, the CDC, and food giants such as McDonald's and ConAgra attended the April 8-10 summit at the Baltimore Convention Center, and dozens ended up with diarrhea and nausea, reports NBC News. The food service provider was cited for condensation dripping from an ice machine, though it's not clear whether that's the culprit. The Consumerist views it as a "prank from the food gods."

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