The Lower-Saxony state agriculture ministry said 23 of 40 samples from the sprout farm suspected of being behind the outbreak have tested negative for the highly aggressive, "super-toxic" strain of E. coli bacteria. It said tests were still under way on the other 17 sprout samples.
"The search for the outbreak's cause is very difficult as several weeks have passed since its suspected start," the ministry said in a statement, cautioning that further tests are necessary.
Don't you feel sorry for the poor Germans who have no idea what's safe to eat?
- It Was the Sprouts: Germans Find Cause of E Coli Outbreak
- 2 Year Old Killed By German E Coli Outbreak
- Deadly European E Coli Cases Now Suspected in US
- Unknown Source of E.Coli in Germany Affects Women
- European E Coli Death Toll Rises, Cause A Mystery
- German E Coli Death Toll Rises, EU Dubious of German Handling
- Why You Still Have to Worry About Deadly German E Coli Outbreak: Could Remain a Global Threat for Years
- 5 Things You Should Know About the Deadly German E Coli Outbreak if You're Going to Germany
- Found it! Germans Finally Find Cause of E Coli Outbreak
- 4 Alternatives To Raw Sprouts