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Thinning out the food contamination incidents section[edit]

Hello all,

I will be thinning out the food contamination incidents to remove the least notable elements in order to try to thin out the section. As it stands the template has links to food scares that were not even contamination incidents, just rumors of contamination incidents. I will be removing links to any illness. I will make a little table and then decide where to put the bar as far as inclusion goes.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Acebulf (talk) 05:16, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Article # affected #dead Verdict
Devon colic Keep for historical purposes
1858 Bradford sweets poisoning 200 21 Keep
1900 English beer poisoning 6000 70 Keep
Morinaga Milk arsenic poisoning incident >100 Keep
1989 Chilean grape scare 0 0 Remove, no food was ever contaminated
1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak 732 4 Keep
1996 Odwalla E. coli outbreak 66 1 Undecided
1999 Sun Orchard salmonellosis outbreak 400 1 Undecided, article is extremely small
2005 Indonesia food scare 0 0 Remove
2006 North American E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks Keep
2007 Vietnam food scare 0 0 Remove, article is borderline AFD-worthy for lack of express notability, although it has links which I haven't checked yet (todo)
2008 Canada listeriosis outbreak 57 22 Keep
2008 Chinese milk scandal Keep
2008 Irish pork crisis 0 0 Keep because of substantial recall that happened because of it
2008 United States salmonellosis outbreak 1442 2 Keep
2011 Germany E. coli O104:H4 outbreak 3950 53 Keep
2011 Taiwan food scandal Wait for merger
2011 United States listeriosis outbreak 147 30 Keep
2013 European aflatoxin contamination "The details are still scarce."
2013 horse meat scandal Keep for the significant coverage it received
2013 Taiwan food scandal Wait for merger
2014 Taiwan food scandal Wait for merger
2015 United States E. coli outbreak 19 0 Remove, the Chipotle outbreak should probably replace it
2017 Brazil weak meat scandal Uncertain
Food safety incidents in China Keep
Foodborne illness Keep
outbreaks Keep
death toll Keep
United States Keep
ICA meat repackaging controversy Uncertain
Minamata disease Keep
StarLink corn recall Rm
Toxic oil syndrome Keep

In the end, it seems like most elements are significant, I will probably end up considering alternatives to mass removal. Any input would be appreciated, might request comment later. Acebulf (talk) 05:45, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Acebulf: I added Esing Bakery incident, an article I've been working on, to the template. The death toll of the incident was very low (0–3) but it's historically significant so hopefully it's up to scratch. —Nizolan (talk · c.) 12:28, 14 July 2019 (UTC)