- The outbreak associated with the show has attracted attention from mainstream media, including NBC News, website Jezebel, and other outlets.
- — IL News Network (@ILNewsNetwork)Fri, Apr 18 2014 20:21:39
- 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"):
- — JustFoodERP (@JustFoodERP)Sat, Apr 19 2014 14:43:40How ironic (&awful): Foodborne illness strikes attendees @FoodSafetySumit in #Baltimore #MD yesterday http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Safety-Regulation/Foodborne-illness-strikes-Food-Safety-Summit-attendees?utm_source=AddThis_twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=SocialMedia#.U1KH4Zzm23Y.twitter … @FoodProdDaily
- — Tami MacLeod (@Tami_MacLeod)Wed, Apr 23 2014 16:26:49Sometimes the irony - The plot sickens: More than 100 Food Safety Summit attendees fall ill http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Safety-Regulation/The-plot-sickens-More-than-100-Food-Safety-Summit-attendees-fall-ill?utm_source=AddThis_twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=SocialMedia#.U1fppU2Px68.twitter … via @FoodQualityNews
- Also, several Twitizens saw humor in the situation and made light of the irony.
- — FoodTrades (@EatAllOrganic)Wed, Apr 23 2014 13:22:51
- — Nelson-Jameson (@nelsonjameson)Fri, Apr 18 2014 17:34:25And the jokes just write themselves: Foodborne illness strikes Food Safety Summit attendees http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Safety-Regulation/Foodborne-illness-strikes-Food-Safety-Summit-attendees?utm_source=AddThis_twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=SocialMedia#.U1Fh1aKHjuQ.twitter … via @FoodProdDaily #irony
- All kidding aside, food safety professionals across the globe also shared the news.
- — John Newquist xOSHA (@johnanewquist)Sat, Apr 19 2014 01:24:17Bad food at the MD food Safety Summit sickens several. Will someone get hurt at the ASSE National Conference in... http://fb.me/2wxpLJsI3
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.