Europe shuts out Spanish vegetables: producers

31st May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Spanish fruit and vegetable sales have halted across nearly all Europe because of an E.coli scare blamed on its cucumbers, the industry's export federation said Tuesday.

The scare had rippled across the continent and affected all produce, said Jorge Brotons, president of the Spanish fruit and vegetable producer-exporter federation, FEPEX.

Asked which countries had stopped buying Spanish produce, he told a news conference: "Almost all Europe. There is a domino effect on all vegetables and fruits."

© 2011 AFP

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