In Brief

6th June 1997 at 01:00
ITALY: A schools catering firm has been blamed for one of the biggest food poisoning cases ever recorded in the country's history.

More than 500 children from schools in the Turin area required hospital treatment after eating pre-cooked pasta, tuna and maize. More than a thousand pupils suffered nausea, vomiting and stomach pains thought to have been caused by the fish.

The owner of the catering firm, Bruno Garzena, a former Juventus footballer, said: "This is the worst own goal of my life."

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today