Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption


South Korea calls military after noro hits guards at Olympics

South Korea has deployed 900 military personnel after some 1,200 security guards were pulled from duty because of a norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympic facilities in PyeongChang. The Korea Herald said 41 security guards suffered a sudden onset of vomiting and diarrhea Sunday and have been hospitalized. Today, CNN is reporting that more than 1,000 security guards… Continue Reading

Opening Day of Olympic Games Includes Olives With Botulism

Next to the Queen looking pretty bored during the Open Ceremonies, about the worst thing for the British was a few jars of Italian olives contaminated with deadly botulism showing up at the start of the London Games. The problem first surfaced on July 25 when the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom… Continue Reading

Food Safety Squad Preps for London Olympics

At undisclosed locations across London, there are sites ready to store seized foods and even food trucks. Liaisons with the courts have distributed emergency applications for food seizures and establishment closures. All that is necessary is for local health authorities to fill out the forms. The Food Safety Agency in the United Kingdom wants to… Continue Reading

Food Safety Is Top Priority for London 2012 Games

Transportation, terrorism and tickets have been among the top concerns for planners of London 2012, the summer Olympic Games that begin in just 120 days. But now they are turning their attention to a new problem—what to do about food safety problems like refreshment stands that might pop up to take advantage of millions of… Continue Reading