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School meals ruled out as source of food poisoning

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.251a (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:251

Health officials struggled last week to pinpoint the source of Japan's worst food poisoning epidemic for years, with 8500 people now infected with Escherichia coli O-157.

School lunches had been suspected as the breeding ground for the bacteria. But this source has now been ruled out after a health ministry investigation of school kitchens and food suppliers in the …

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