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EU bans some Egyptian seeds

world Updated: Jul 06, 2011 00:10 IST
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Europe banned imports of all seeds and beans from Egypt after food safety investigators said a single shipment of fenugreek seeds from there was the most likely source of a highly toxic E coli epidemic which has killed 49 people.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said beyond France and Germany, where outbreaks of the deadly E coli strain have made thousands ill in recent months, other European Union countries may have received batches of suspect seeds.