Norwegian diabetes gala hit by food poisoning
Source of Article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20080929-163652/Norwegian-diabetes-gala-hit-by-food-poisoning
"We have counted 101 people suffering from intestinal problems, 33 of whom had to be hospitalized," the secretary general of the association Bjoernar Allgot told Agence France-Presse.
The organization had planned a festive
celebration for its 60th anniversary, inviting some 230 employees and contacts
to a gala dinner at a hotel near
But during the dinner "the tables suddenly emptied," Allgot said.
"Many of the guests began to suffer from violent vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. ... Some of them couldn't even make it to their rooms or toilets on time. We had to cancel," he said.
He said the sudden sickness was "very probably" due to food poisoning.
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