Street Spice festival sickness

Scores of people have reported symptoms of food poisoning following the Street Spice festival that took place in Newcastle last week.

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Nearly 400 cases of food poisoning confirmed after Newcastle food festival

Newcastle City Council says the number of people who contracted food poisoning from a spice festival in the city now stands at more than 380.

The number of those who have salmonella rose from 8 to 14, as more people called in to report experiencing the symptoms.

The council has stressed that these are not new cases, but rather that it is still collating the final figure of people affected by the incident.

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