Turkey – 6 soldiers detained after 731 Turkish soldiers hospitalized with food poisoning

Daily Sabah

Six sergeants and commissioned officers responsible for food safety were detained late Wednesday over the mass food poisoning scandal at the military barracks in western Manisa province.The detained soldiers were in charge of the food inspection department, the investigation into the incident revealed.

Separately, six workers from the catering company were arrested, and three were released under judicial control. The CEO of the company was also among the arrested.

21 people – including executives and quality-control officials — working for the catering company that provided the tainted meal had been detained on Sunday as part of the investigation into the incident.

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