10 Jun '11, 9am

Germany says sprouts source of killer bacteria outbreak

BERLIN - Germany on Friday blamed sprouts for a bacteria outbreak that has left at least 30 dead and some 3,000 ill, and cost farmers across Europe hundreds of millions in lost sales. "It's the sprouts," the president of the Robert Koch Institute, Reinhard Burger, told a news conference on the outbreak of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) in northern Germany. "People who ate sprouts were found to be nine times more likely to have bloody diarrhoea or other signs of EHEC infection than those who did not," he said, citing a study of more than 100 people who fell ill after dining in restaurants. As a result, the government lifted a warning against eating raw tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers. The advisory, first issued over two weeks ago, has cost vegetable growers in Europe hundreds of millions of euros in lost sales and sparked diplomatic spats across Europe. German authoritie...

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