Thailand finds E coli in European cabbage | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 12, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 12, 2011

Thailand finds E coli in European cabbage

Thailand said yesterday that it had detected E coli in cabbage imported from Europe and was checking whether it was the lethal strain involved in a killer outbreak in northern Germany.
The country, which had a false alarm about a shipment of European avocados earlier in the week, has urged the public not to panic, noting that there are several types of E coli.
"We need three to five days to check on the bacteria's strain," said Sathaporn Wongcharoen, director general of the Medical Science Department of the Public Health Ministry.
German officials have said they are now confident that sprouts grown in the north of the country are the source of the strain of bacteria that has killed at least 33 and left some 3,000 ill.

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