Food Safety Summit outbreak causes a social media stir

More than 100 attendees of the recent Food Safety Summit have reported succumbing to foodborne illness. While none of the cases have been serious, that hasn't stopped serious buzz from taking hold online.


  1. The outbreak associated with the show has attracted attention from mainstream media, including NBC News, website Jezebel, and other outlets.
  2. A word commonly used in reference to the outbreak of foodborne illness at a food safety event has been "irony" (with more than one post mentioning Alanis Morrisette's hit "Ironic"):
  3. Also, several Twitizens saw humor in the situation and made light of the irony.
  4. All kidding aside, food safety professionals across the globe also shared the news.