- European E coli Outbreaks Could Continue
July 26, 2011 — New E. coli outbreaks or continued sporadic cases are likely over the next three years as the apparent source of the recent outbreak in Europe, contaminated fenugreek seeds, have been widely distributed across the continent, reports the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
With the now-widespread distribution of the seeds, a recall would be complex. The best hope for protection is the five-year shelf life of the seeds, which were originally shipped two years ago, the EFSA report indicated.
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