Daegu dispatches army of food inspectors for worlds

SEOUL,  (Reuters) – As many as 132 food inspectors  will be deployed to prevent any food contamination during the  world championships beginning in the South Korean city of Daegu  at the end of next month, local media reported yesterday.

Teams participating in the ongoing world swimming  championship in Shanghai are wary of consuming contaminated meat  and a Chinese court on Monday sentenced five people for selling  pork tainted with a poisonous chemical.

However, the Daegu wing of the Korea Food and Drug  Administration (KFDA) was doing everything to make sure the  2,500-plus athletes from over 200 countries faced no such  problem, the Yonhap news agency reported.

“Since the championships are held in summer when there’s a  greater likelihood of food poisoning, we’d like to ask people to  ensure safety for their food and beverages,” an unidentified  official was quoted as saying, explaining the large deployment  for the Aug. 27-Sept. 4 event.

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