Russia bans EU veggies to stave off E.coli crisis

AFP – Russia banned European vegetable imports Thursday and Spain said it would seek compensation over being wrongly blamed for the mysterious lethal bacteria that has killed 17, mainly in Germany.

German authorities have failed to pinpoint the origin of the outbreak, which has sickened hundreds in the last month and hit the European farm sector hard amid official warnings for consumers to avoid raw vegetables.

As confusion reigned over the killer strain of E. coli bacteria, Russia said it would blacklist imports of fresh vegetables from European Union countries and blasted food safety standards in the bloc.

Details:

http://www.france24.com/en/20110602-russia-bans-european-vegetables-stave-off-ecoli-crisis

Categories: Russia

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