EU ag ministers hold emergency E.coli summit

European agricultural ministers meet for summit on E.coli outbreak. Much like the previous US salsa outbreak, the claimed culprits have changed from Spanish cucumbers to German bean sprouts and none have proved positive. Demonstrates the difficulty of epidemiology with perishables. The EU food safety system is very good, but even the best food safety system can fail. Therefore, we need to plan for failure when the outlier is reached.

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