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EU to lift ban on Egyptian vegetable imports

Egyptian exports to Europe of some fresh vegetables including green beans and peas are set to resume soon, after EU states voted on Thursday to partially lift an import ban imposed in the wake of a deadly E. coli outbreak. But the 27-natio

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EU bans import of Egyptian seeds

The European Union has voted to ban imports of all seeds and beans from Egypt until October 31, after a batch of fenugreek seeds from the country was cited as the most likely source of recent E. coli outbreaks in Europe.   

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Egyptian seeds 'most likely source of E. coli'

A single shipment of fenugreek seeds from Egypt is the most likely source of a highly toxic E.coli epidemic in Germany which has killed 49 people and of a smaller outbreak in France, European investigators said on Tuesday. The European Foo

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E. coli outbreaks linked to Egyptian seeds

Imported fenugreek seeds from Egypt may be the source of highly toxic E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France that have killed at least 48 people, according to initial investigations by European scientists. More than 4,000 people across Eu

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E.coli cases in France, beef burgers blamed

Five children admitted to hospital in northern France after eating beef burgers infected with a strain of E.coli bacteria are seriously ill, health officials said on Thursday, fanning fears of a wider outbreak. The officials said the bacte

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Ban 'will not hit Bahrain supply of vegetables'

Bahrain's vegetable supplies will not be affected by a recent ban on European vegetables because of the E.coli outbreak, a top official said. Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fakhro said that Bahrain mostly relied on Arab count

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Bahrain hospitals on high E.coli alert

Medical staff at Bahrain's public and private hospitals have been put on high alert following the world's largest E.coli outbreak which has killed 22 people. Imports of fresh vegetables from Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark have

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German bean sprouts 'E.coli source'

Locally grown bean sprouts may be the 'most convincing' cause of the deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 people and made more than 2,000 ill across Europe, said a German government official. A company in the Uelzen region had

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German hospitals swamped with E.coli victims

German hospitals are struggling to cope with the flood of E.coli victims, health minister Daniel Bahr said on Sunday, as scientists remain puzzled by the deadly bug. E. coli has already killed 19 and infected 1,700 people across Europ

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E. coli outbreak spreads; Russia bans imports

Russia banned imports of raw vegetables from the European Union on Thursday as a deadly E.coli outbreak centred in Germany spread to more countries. German health officials said the infections, which have killed 17 people and made mor

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