Germany faces largest E. coli outbreak since 2011

Since December, Germany has been up against its largest E. coli O157 outbreak in years. At least 30 people have become sick, resulting in the loss of one life.

The culprit? It’s believed to be ground or minced meat being sold at multiple stores within the country.

“Based on the investigations to date, we suspect […]

Atypical BSE case found in Germany

Germany has reported its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, since 2009.

The 10-year-old cow showed no clinical signs of the neurological disease, but was tested for BSE because of its age . Its carcass was destroyed and it did not enter the food chain, according to an alert from […]

Ciguatera outbreak confirmed in Germany

Officials in Germany have confirmed an outbreak of ciguatoxin poisoning associated with fish.

Scientists believe there is a correlation between increases in ciguatoxin poisoning (also called ciguatera) outbreaks and more exotic fish being consumed globally, states the German Federal Insitute for Risk Assessment (BfR). The outbreak occurred near the end of last year and consisted […]