EU drops warning over Spanish cucumbers: Madrid

1st June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The European Commission has withdrawn its warning to consumers over Spanish cucumbers that had been suspected of causing the fatal outbreak of E.coli, the Spanish health ministry said Wednesday.

"The European Commission has lifted the health warning against Spanish cucumbers coming from Almeria that had been imposed last Thursday after the erroneous report of the German authorities," the ministry said in a statement.

It said European Union health commissioner John Dalli informed Spain's Health Minister Leire Pajin by telephone of the decision.

The decision "is a very important step to restore normalcy as soon as possible to the Spanish agricultural sector," the statement said.

© 2011 AFP

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