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In Brief: Oyster Warning, Meetings Industry after Bin Laden Death, Got Power?

In Brief: Oyster Warning, Meetings Industry after Bin Laden Death, Got Power?

FDA warns against eating certain Apalachicola Bay oysters raw The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning yesterday against eating raw oysters from certain parts of Florida's Apalachicola Bay because they may be contaminated. Nine people have fallen ill; none has been hospitalized or died, the FDA said. For the full FDA bulletin, click here. For food safety tips specifically for event caterers, click here

Bin Laden's death rattles meetings industry The threat of reprisals in the wake of the death of Osama Bin Laden is just the capper in a week of news stories roiling the meetings business. Our sister publications group—MeetingsNet—has an interesting perspective; click here

Who are the power players in special events? The next issue of Special Events will include our "power list": the veterans, the newbies and the behind-the-scenes players who are shaping the industry. If you want to suggest a power player—and that could be you—send us an email and tell us why. Thanks!

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