30 May '11, 4am

No cucumbers from Spain here:

No cucumbers from Spain here:

SINGAPORE does not import any cucumbers from Germany or Spain, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) yesterday, in response to queries from my paper. "In view of the recent situation, AVA would place imported leafy vegetables, cucumbers and tomatoes from Germany and Spain under hold-and-test, should there be such imports," said the spokesman. This means that those items will be released for sale only after they are found to be free of any contaminants. The AVA is still checking whether there are any cucumber imports from the Netherlands and Denmark. As at press time yesterday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had not been notified of any Singaporeans being affected by the latest outbreak of E. coli infection. "The outbreak appears to be limited to Germany at the moment – all cases are from, or have a history of travel to, the north of Germany," said the ...

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