April 30, 2014 11:12 am

More than 100 fall ill after food safety summit

Baltimore health officials are investigating after more than 100 people who attended a food safety conference in early April reportedly became ill with food poisoning.

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TORONTO – Baltimore health officials are investigating after more than 100 people who attended a food safety conference in early April reportedly became ill with food poisoning.

Officials say no one at the Food Safety Summit was hospitalized, and most people reported cases of diarrhea.

According to NBC, about 1,300 people attended the conference and of the 400 who have spoken to health officials so far, more than 100 were sick.

“We are working on evaluating possible exposures and doing testing at the Maryland state public health laboratory to attempt to identify an agent,” read a letter from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent to summit guests.

The participants that were affected are reportedly members of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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