E. coli outbreak in Germany
I had this BBC article about the recent outbreak of a particularly nasty strain of E. coli. in Germany pop up on my Google homepage this morning and figured I'd share it with those interested here.
I think the article raises a couple great questions that are going to have to be answered in the coming years in regards to food supply chains and inter-country relations.
"Food markets have consolidated into the hands of a few large corporations that deal in tremendous volume. Larger volumes and longer supply chains, in turn, make trace-back more difficult and put a larger number of consumers at risk if there is an incident of microbial contamination somewhere in the system," she says.