Via Monsters and Critics, a Deutsche Presse Agentur report: More suspect cucumbers identified in German E.coli outbreak. The important word in the first paragraph is "may"; the samples still need testing. Excerpt:
Officials Sunday identified three more consignments of cucumbers that may be infected with the E. coli germ in Germany which has killed 10 people.
The infection, which has also seen more than 1,000 people suffer haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure caused by E. coli, is being blamed on imported cucumbers, apparently from two Spanish farms.
Most of the cases have been concentrated around the northern city of Hamburg, although cases of HUS have also been reported in Austria.
Till Backhaus, a consumer affairs minister, said three cucumber consignments were seized in supermarkets and restaurants. He declined to say what country they had been imported from.
Laboratory tests had not shown yet they were infected with enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC).
'We tracked down the cucumbers using questionnaires filled in by sick people and that's why we think they are connected to this case,' he said.
Apart from the samples, all the cucumbers in the consignments were destroyed as a precaution.