France bans sale of 3 seeds over E. coli fear

Published On June 25, 2011 | By Matt Gratz | Uncategorized

(RT) France has halted the sale of three types of seeds linked to a British company amid the ongoing E. coli outbreak, which has already claimed 44 lives in Europe.

It comes after eight people were hospitalized with signs of an infection, which proved to be the E. coli strain that has sickened more than 3,700.
An investigation by French authorities showed that two of the eight sickened people had consumed sprouts from the seeds from the British vendor. Commerce Minister Frederic Lefevre said the ban covers fenugreek, mustard and argula seeds. Germany, the hotbed of the outbreak, earlier determined that sprouts were the cause of the outbreak.

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