It is reported that the German authorities are to lift their warning over the consumption of cucumbers, tomatoes and other fresh salad produce.
No link has been established between the produce and the ongoing outbreak of E.coli in Germany, which has so far claimed 29 lives.
However, the advisory will remain in place for raw beansprouts. The German authorities now saw they are “assured” to be the origin of the outbreak.
Germany initially blamed organic cucumbers from Spain for the outbreak. But the source of the bug is still not known.
European vegetable producers are reeling from the impact of the crisis. Consumers have boycotted produce, leading to many crops being destroyed.
The EU Commission has now increased its offer of compensation to 210 million euros, but major producers like Spain, France and Italy are calling for more.