Helen Johns, Thompson and Morgan
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UK seed firm denies French E. coli link

Officials are investigating a possible link between seeds sold by a UK firm and an E. coli outbreak in France.

Ten people have contracted E.coli in Bordeaux.

It is thought a number of them had eaten rocket and mustard vegetable sprouts, believed to have been grown from seeds sold by Thompson and Morgan.

Helen Johns, a spokeswoman for the firm, said they had no evidence of a link and sold "hundreds of thousands of packets of these seeds" every year.

  • 25 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK
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