Chlorine dioxide gas may be an effective tool for combating Salmonella on sprouts, according to a new study. Researchers at Rutgers University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have found that chlorine dioxide gas is more effective at killing Salmonella on bean sprouts than chlorine wash — the industry-preferred decontamination technique.…

French health authorities have confirmed what has been suspected for days, that the E. coli outbreak in Bordeaux is linked to the earlier German epidemic, and that contaminated sprouts may well still be available across Europe and the world.

Fifteen French citizens, most of them women, have been stricken with bloody diarrhea  and other symptoms …

A task force assembled hurriedly by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will try to track down whether British seeds are the common factor between 10 suspected E. coli illnesses in France and the massive outbreak in Germany associated with sprouts.

“In response to an urgent request from the European Commission, EFSA scientists are providing …