We’ve posted before about the dangers of various varieties of sprouts.
They seem to be magnets for E. coli. Now it seems that sprouts are behind
the E. coli outbreak in Europe that has thus far killed about 22 people
and sickened more than 2,200. Reports indicate that vegetable sprouts
from a German organic farm could be to blame.Definitive test results are pending.
The farm stopped operations on Sunday, and all produce grown there was
recalled. The vegetable sprouts in question include about a dozen and
a half varieties or mixtures. Though they were not grown using any manure,
a common practice with organic farms and one that has been guilty of causing
some E. coli outbreaks, they were grown with steam in barrels, which provide
conditions conducive to bacteria growth.
Even if they discover the sprouts weren’t to blame for this E. coli
outbreak, hasn’t there been enough evidence to convince people to
avoid eating sprouts? For more on this story, see