Cambridge University's Churchill College has been fined£15,000 after 98 delegates at a paediatric nursing conferen...
Cambridge University's Churchill College has been fined £15,000 after 98 delegates at a paediatric nursing conference were stricken by food poisoning, reports BBC Cambridgeshire.
Seven of them, including a pregnant woman, were admitted to hospital with salmonella infection. They were among 200 delegates at the conference at Churchill College in September 1993.
The college yesterday pleaded guilty at Cambridge magistrates court to selling food unfit for human consumption. It was also ordered to pay more than £18,000 towards the costs of Cambridge City Council, which brought the prosecution.
After the hearing the council's head of environmental health, Roger Coey, said delegates had been eating chocolate souffl which had been made from raw eggs. Of the 98 who contracted food poisoning, 57 had salmonella infection.