Food safety officials are once again linking the deadly E. coli outbreak on vegetable sprouts, according to news reports .
The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's national disease control center, is linking German vegetable sprouts to the outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100.
Investigators said Friday that they have tracked the E. coli bacteria from affected consumers to sprouts from restaurants and farm fields.
"The breakthrough came after an expert team from the three institutes linked separate clusters of patients who had fallen sick to 26 restaurants and cafeterias that had received produce from the organic farm," according to news reports.
European officials are warning consumers against eating sprouts, but have lifted the warning on other suspect produce including cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce.
As a Charleston personal injury attorney , I'm saddened to hear about this massive E. coli outbreak in Europe. I hope investigators can soon figure out the culprit of this illness.
While we don't handle this type of food recall we feel that it's important to educate the community that there has been a recall to help protect your safety. If you have been injured in a recall like this you might wish to contact a Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer who can help.