Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"The bacteria is not in the bean sprouts" The EU has announced compensation for producers

The first laboratory tests, in fact, were "cleared" the bean sprouts from an organic farm in Lower Saxony and suspected of causing the epidemic caused by a bacteria killer. Even last night the German Health Minister, Daniel Bahr, warned against hasty conclusions. And the lab has now determined that in the first 23 of the 40 samples examined in the presence of the bacterium is not dangerous.

The tests are continuing on 17 other samples from another organic farm that produces soybeans to Bienenbuettel, a town 80 km south of Hamburg. Meanwhile, the EU will offer financial support to European producers affected by the crisis following the outbreak. We will talk tomorrow in Luxembourg in an extraordinary council of EU ministers of Agriculture, convened to address the emergency.

According to the latest figures released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the bacterium has so far caused 23 deaths (the last is a woman of 90 years died in Schleswig-Holstein) and more than 2,300 infected in Europe, but economic effects on the market for agricultural products are very heavy and even these will summit tomorrow.

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