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EU Bans Some Egyptian Seed Imports

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has banned the importation of some seeds from Egypt after concluding that a single shipment of fenugreek seeds from the country is the most likely source of the virulent E. coli bacteria that has killed at least 49 people. The EU imposed the ban Tuesday after its food safety agency said that […]

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EU Bans Some Egyptian Seed Imports

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has banned the importation of some seeds from Egypt after concluding that a single shipment of fenugreek seeds from the country is the most likely source of the virulent E. coli bacteria that has killed at least 49 people. The EU imposed the ban Tuesday after its food safety agency said that […]

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French Woman Dies from New E. Coli Strain

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An elderly French woman has died from a deadly kidney disease linked to E. coli bacteria, but not the strain that has recently killed 50 people. French health authorities said Saturday that the 78-year-old woman died at a Bordeaux hospital. She had contracted hemolytic uremic syndrome, the rare kidney condition that the most seriously ill […]

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Egyptian Fenugreek Seeds Now Suspected in European E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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European officials now suspect that the deadly E. coli outbreak that has killed at least 49 people may be linked to contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds. Europe’s Food Safety Authority and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control said Thursday that the seeds, imported in the last two years and then grown on farms in Europe, […]

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Russia Ends Blanket Ban on EU Vegetable Imports

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has resumed accepting vegetable imports from the Netherlands and Belgium, ending its ban on European Union exports imposed at the height of fears about contamination from a deadly strain of E. coli bacteria. Russian consumer authorities ended the 26-day ban for the two countries on Tuesday. They are also reviewing when imports might resume […]

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Sweden Reports E.coli Case Not Linked to Germany

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Swedish health authorities say they have identified the first domestic case of a patient with the same strain of E.coli bacteria that has killed 48 in Germany, even though the patient had not traveled there. Health officials said Tuesday that the infected Swede also had no known connections with anyone who had taken ill after […]

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Europe Investigates Link Between Sprouts And E.Coli Outbreak

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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European and French officials are looking into E. coli infections spread by sprout seeds after victims in France showed the same potentially deadly strain of bacteria as an earlier outbreak in Germany. French officials have linked seeds from a British company to eight recent cases of E. coli infection in Bordeaux. British firm Thompson and […]

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France Bans British Seeds After E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French authorities have halted the sale of vegetable seeds from a British company after an E. coli outbreak. Officials say at least two of the people hospitalized have the same strain of E. coli that recently killed dozens of people in Germany. British seed and plant seller Thompson & Morgan is the supplier of the […]

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France Investigates 2 New Suspected E. Coli Cases

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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French authorities are investigating two new suspected cases of E. coli linked to hamburger patties that have already infected seven children in northern France. Of the children between 18 months and 8 years old, the worst-affected child is a two-year-old who is in a medically-induced coma. Health authorities have ordered a recall of 10 tons […]

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France: 7 Children Infected with E. Coli, Strain Not Linked to German Outbreak

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French health authorities say seven children have been hospitalized with E. coli infections in northern France, five of them after eating defrosted beef burgers. The officials said Thursday the strain of E. coli that infected the children is not linked to a deadly outbreak of bacteria in Germany that has killed at least 39 people […]

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