Hundreds of attendees at a Christmas dinner hosted by Airbus Atlantic in Montoir-de-Bretagne, western France fell sick with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. Out of the 2,600 people who attended the event, approximately 700 reported feeling ill.
The illnesses began to manifest around 24 to 48 hours after the dinner, leaving many questioning the cause of the sudden outbreak. Currently, an investigation is underway to determine the source of the sickness.
The dinner menu reportedly included seafood and delectable desserts, such as hazelnut chocolate mousse and ice-cream logs. It remains unclear if any specific dish or ingredient triggered the illnesses.
One employee who fell ill described the sickness as extremely painful, comparing it to the experience of giving birth. However, according to a spokesperson for Airbus Atlantic, nobody was seriously affected by the outbreak.
The health authority has taken charge of the investigation into the incident, aiming to identify the root cause of the outbreak. Samples of the food served at the dinner will be carefully analyzed by health authorities in an effort to isolate any potential contaminants or pathogens.
In the meantime, attendees and employees are urged to report any symptoms or discomfort they may experience, as this will aid the ongoing investigation. Airbus Atlantic is cooperating fully with the health authority, providing any necessary information and assistance.
As the investigation continues, it is hoped that answers will soon be found, and measures can be taken to prevent the recurrence of such an unfortunate event in the future.
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