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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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EU Criticizes Russia for Failing to Lift Vegetable Ban

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has voiced its “profound dissatisfaction” with Russia for keeping in place a ban on vegetable imports from Europe due to the deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany. EU officials said Wednesday the Russian ban is disproportionate and now unjustified, since the source of E. coli contamination has been found – a localized […]

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E. Coli Deaths Reach 36, New Cases Drop

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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German heath officials say the death toll from an E. coli outbreak in Europe has risen to 36 but that the crisis appears to be stabilizing. The health officials say that for the past several days, the number of people in Germany reporting new infections of E. coli has declined. More than 3,000 people have […]

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Bean Sprouts Confirmed as E. Coli Source

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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European officials says they have confirmed that bean sprouts were the source of Europe’s deadly E. coli outbreak. Authorities Saturday said the contaminated sprouts were traced to an organic farm in northern Germany, near Hamburg. They said results of lab tests on sprouts from the farm confirmed they carried the strain of bacteria responsible for […]

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Alaska Releases Ex-Governor Palin’s E-Mails

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska have released more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from her first two years as governor. The e-mails were distributed in paper form to reporters Friday, at the state capital, Juneau. Several news agencies have begun scanning them for distribution electronically. Two major U.S. newspapers […]

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Alaska Releases Ex-Governor Palin’s E-mails

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska have released more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from her first two years as governor. The e-mails were distributed in paper form to reporters Friday, at the state capital, Juneau. Several news agencies have begun scanning them for distribution electronically. Two major U.S. newspapers […]

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Alaska Releases Ex-Governor Palin’s E-mails

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska have released more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails from her first two years as governor. The e-mails were first requested by journalists in 2008, when Palin became the running mate to Republican presidential nominee John McCain. The messages cover the period between December 2006, […]

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Russia May Lift Ban on EU Vegetables

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will lift its ban on European Union vegetables imposed in the wake of the deadly E. coli outbreak. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and EU Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso made the joint announcement Friday following a two-day Russia-EU summit in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The EU is to provide […]

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