31 May '11, 12am

Death toll in Germany from possibly E.coli-tainted cucumbers rises to 14; European nations trade blame

Death toll in Germany from possibly E.coli-tainted cucumbers rises to 14; European nations trade blame

A biologist dissects a cucumber on May 30 at the regional office for agriculture, fishing and food security in Rostock, north-eastern Germany. -- PHOTO: AFP BRUSSELS - EUROPEANS traded blame on Monday over the source of a mysterious bacterial outbreak that has killed 14 people and sickened hundreds across the continent and forced Russia to ban imports of some fresh vegetables from Spain and Germany out of fear they could be contaminated. Austrian authorities sent inspectors to supermarkets to make sure Spanish vegetables suspected of contamination have been taken off shelves, while in Italy the country's paramilitary Carabinieri has been on the lookout since Saturday for suspected contaminated imports from Spain, the Netherlands and other European countries. Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, a European Union spokeswoman, said German authorities had identified cucumbers from the Spani...

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