Brussels, 5 July 2011. The European Union is
withdrawing from the market, and temporarily banning the import of,
certain types of seeds from Egypt after Egyptian fenugreek seeds were
linked to the E. coli outbreaks (O104 strain) in northern Germany and
Bordeaux, France. The decision follows a European Food Safety
Authority (EFSA) report, published earlier today, establishing a link
between the outbreaks and seeds from Egypt.
For more information see Europa press release