EU farm ministers plan emergency E. coli meeting

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Posted: Jun 06, 2011 4:51 AM
EU farm ministers plan emergency E. coli meeting

The European Union will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday on the contaminated food crisis and its economic impact.

EU farm ministers will convene at short notice in Luxembourg amid demands from farmers that they be compensated for the losses caused by the E. coli outbreak in Europe that has killed 22 and sickened more than 2,200.

EU spokesman Roger Waite said Monday that the ministers will "look at how the EU can respond to the economic impact of the crisis." EU health ministers also assessed the crisis at a different meeting on Monday.