Bean sprout farm, Uelzen
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E. coli outbreak: First German bean sprout tests negative

The first tests on bean sprouts from a northern German farm suspected of being the source of an E. coli outbreak are negative, officials say.

More than 2,200 people have fallen ill in at least 12 countries, though cases outside Germany have been linked to travel there.

The European commission will hold a special meeting on 7 June to discuss financial aid to help vegetable farmers across Europe, who are facing mounting losses following the outbreak.

Matthew Price reports From Brussels.

  • 06 Jun 2011
  • From the section Europe