E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France could have come from seeds sourced in Egypt, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has said. A report said there was still “much uncertainty”, but fenugreek seeds imported in 2009 and 2010 “had been implicated in both outbreaks”.
The E coli outbreak in Northern Germany has been traced to a single bean-sprout farm near Hamburg, John Dalli, European commissioner in charge of health and consumer policy, confirmed Saturday.
Resigned Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan and Director-General of the Health Ministry Walid Ammar confirmed on Saturday that there are no E. coli cases in Lebanon. Ammar told Voice of Lebanon radio station that Lebanon has an “active system that detects epidemics, and doctors always report any case they receive.”