Food Safety problems in Europe

Food Safety continues to dominate the UK headlines today following major food safety scares in Sweden, Germany and France which has resulted in several deaths and hundreds of people falling ill with E.Coli food poisoning.

It is unclear how or why the outbreak has started, but initial reports have suggested that uncooked vegtables, cucumber in particular may have been the culprit, however it is now alleged the the outbreak is linked to bean sprouts and other sprouted seed foods sourced from a UK company.  The UK Food Standards Agency Have advised consumers to take extra care when preparing and eating sprouted seeds such as alfalfa, bean sprouts and fenugreek.

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