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This product was regarded as the most likely common bond with outbreaks of the bacteria e. coli in Germany and France. Imports are also suspended until October 31 of seeds and beans for germination of sprouts that come from Egyptian exporters. Spain will ask the EU 80 million euros to compensate the damage caused by the outbreak of e. coli. The European Union has decided this Tuesday the temporary ban on the import of seeds from Egypt after detecting that fenugreek coming from that country are related to outbreaks of the bacteria E.coli in Germany and France.

The EU has ordered to withdraw immediately from the Community market suspicious seeds, once that product was regarded as the most likely common bond with outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by the European authority on food safety (EFSA). The European Commissioner for health and Consumer Affairs, John Dalli, says in a statement that the Commission will continue to control the situation very closely and will take additional measures if necessary. For Dalli, find the source of the infection by e. coli is a key priority for the EU Executive. In particular, the European authorities have asked EU countries to withdraw, document and destroy all fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt between 2009 and 2011.

Suspended imports the decision of the European Commission (EC) also suspended until next October 31 imports seeds and beans for germination of sprouts that come from Egyptian exporters. Committee on Animal Health and food chain, in which the 27 countries of the EU are represented has given its approval to the measures proposed by the Commission. These measures shall be reviewed regularly taking into account the guarantees offered by the Egyptian authorities, the results of scientific tests in laboratories and the controls carried out by the European States. affected 4,000, 48 deaths the outbreak of the strain O104 of e. coli began in I may in Hamburg (Germany) and it has affected more than 4,000 people across Europe, 48 of which have died because of infection. A second outbreak was detected later in the area of Bordeaux (France). Brussels had already warned last June 30 to Spain and six other Community countries on the distribution in their territories of seeds suspicious items, although in the Spanish case there has been to date no infection from O104 strain of the bacterium e. coli. On the other hand, the Minister of environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Rosa Aguilar, has encryption this Tuesday in about 80 million euros the amount that Spain will claim to the European Union (EU) for damage caused in the fruit and vegetable sector because of the food crisis by the bacteria e. coli in Germany. Source of the news: the EU temporarily prohibits import seeds from Egypt by outbreaks of e. coli

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