Food Fright; Health Scares That Shook World
Byline: BY MICHELLE O'KEEFFE
IN the last 30 years the food industry throughout the world has been rocked by numerous scandals.
The recent baby food crisis in China killed several youngsters and poisoned thousands of others and resulted from unscrupulous producers trying to make more profits.
But most incidents of contamination take place because strict guidelines are not followed or are flouted.
Here is a rundown of the main food-related health scares that have shook Ireland and the rest of the world in the past 10 years.
FOOT & MOUTH
IRELAND ground to a halt after suffering one case of foot-and-mouth in a flock of sheep in Jenkinstown, Co Louth, in March 2001.
A cull of healthy livestock around the farm was ordered and Irish special forces sniped wild animals capable of bearing the …
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Publication information: Article title: Food Fright; Health Scares That Shook World. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: December 8, 2008. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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