No Contamination Found in Food That Made Students, Staff Sick


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Last Edited: Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008, 5:35 PM EDT

Created: Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008, 5:04 PM EDT


West Geauga Local Schools was notified by the Geauga County Health District Wednesday afternoon with test results regarding the food that was served at a football team dinner at West Geauga High School Oct. 16.

The testing was initiated after approximately 70 members of the football team, cheerleaders, parents, coaching staff and administrators became ill after eating food from an area restaurant at the team dinner.

According to the test results, there were no contaminants in the food conclusively indicating that the food was not tampered with, and the cause of the illness was food-borne. Therefore, there will be no continuation of the investigation by the Chester Township Police Department or the Geauga County Sheriff's Department.

A Geauga County Health District representative will meet with the students, parents, staff and administrators impacted by this event at West Geauga High School, 13401 Chillicothe Road in Chester Township, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 in Room 124 to explain the test results and provide more information about food-borne illnesses.


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