Salmonella found in meat in Asian Games lunches

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Asian Games organizers discarded 76 packaged lunches prepared for athletes after inspectors found salmonella in meat samples.

Organizers in Incheon on Monday said the potentially contaminated meals had been prepared for athletes Sunday in shooting, fencing, weightlifting and the kick volleyball sport of sepak takraw.

After throwing away the meals, organizers said they provided bread and milk instead, but some athletes chose to eat at restaurants or skip their meals.

The organizing committee did not replace the catering company that produced the meals, citing contractual conditions.

The Asian Games started Friday. The competition attracts more than 10,000 athletes from 45 member federations.

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