facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

University chief takes step to halt dormitory food poisonings

May 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM   |   Comments

CAIRO, May 1 (UPI) -- The grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar University has ordered the formation of a special committee following incidents of dormitory food poisoning, students said.

Leaders of the university's student union met with Ahmed El-Tayyeb after 179 students who ate at the school's dormitory cafeteria were hospitalized with food poisoning this week, Ahram Online reported.

It was the second case of mass food poisoning at the school in a month.

On April 1, 500 students got food poisoning after eating at the same cafeteria.

During a meeting with student union representatives Tuesday, El-Tayyeb promised that a committee would closely monitor food outlets on campus for hygiene and provide the university's council with monthly reports.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
5-year-old girl in Idaho shot dead by another 5-year-old
2
Bachmann: Obama wants to use child immigrants for medical experiments
3
Japan gives naval patrol boats to Vietnam
4
Bertha, second named storm of Atlantic hurricane season, heads for Caribbean
5
U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback