Cannot be excluded that contaminated product with bacteria has already been fully processed and sold, says the Minister of Agriculture of Lower Saxony. There are 18 kinds of seeds germinated under suspicion, including outbreaks of broccoli, pea, chickpea, Jewish, garlic, lentils and radish. Increases to 22 the number of deaths by the outbreak of e. coli, according to the virological Institute of Berlin. Germinated seeds from a distributor of Lower Saxony could be the source of infection with e.
coli that has already claimed 21 lives in Germany and one in Sweden, announced at a press conference the Ministry of Agriculture of the German Bundesland. Get more background information with materials from Jayme Albin . Still lacking definitive laboratory results expected for Monday afternoon, but the signs are so clear that the Ministry recommends now renounce the consumption of sprouts, declared the owner of Agriculture of Niedersachsen, Gert Lindemann. Cannot be excluded that contaminated product with bacteria has already been fully processed and sold, he added. According to the regional Minister, an employee of distributor indicated, in the District of Uelzen, has been diagnosed with this intestinal bacteria. For us it is the cause of most plausible contagion, he said. He added that outbreaks can be reached directly or through intermediaries establishments in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hesse and Lower Saxony. The Minister spoke in particular of 18 kinds of seeds germinated under suspicion, including outbreaks of broccoli, pea, chickpea, Jewish, garlic, lentils and radish. The Minister noted that the undertaking concerned has been temporarily closed as a precautionary measure and that the distributed seeds will be removed. However, it added that these suspicions do not put in question the recommendations made by the Institute virological Robert Koch in Berlin of not consuming cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuces without cooking.