Nor the organic manure spread on them:
Beansprouts are a common ingredient in salads and stir frys, but have previously been blamed for major health scares. They were held responsible for a serious outbreak of Salmonella in Britain last year and 17 E.coli-related deaths in Japan in 1996.
On Sunday evening, Gert Lindemann, agriculture minister in the northern state of Lower-Saxony, said a company that grew bean sprouts had been shut down and further test results were expected on Monday.
\”There was a very clear trail (to this company) as the source of the infection,\” Mr Lindemann said in a news conference. He urged consumers in northern Germany to refrain from eating all types of sprouts.
\”It is the most convincing…source for the E.coli illnesses,\” he said.
Wonder what did cause the sprouts to get infected though?
Makes Joanna Blythman\’s wibbles about industrial agriculture prety stupid too: this was local food for local people.