Imported fenugreek seeds used for sprouting were identified as the most likely source of contamination that caused the outbreak. The measures were introduced in 2013 in the form of four Commission regulations.
Sprouts and seeds intended for sprouting: question and answer guidance
30 July 2015
We are seeking views on guidance for local authorities and for food business operators that produce sprouts and seeds intended for sprouting. We have developed the guidance, which is in question and answer format, following the introduction of measures to enhance controls following the 2011 outbreak of E.coli O104:H4 in Germany and France.