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More hospitalised in E.Coli alert

Two separate outbreaks in Bordeaux and at a school canteen in the Nord - but yesterday's product recall was false alarm

SEVENTEEN people have been hospitalised after two further outbreaks of food poisoning in France.

Health authorities are investigating what appears to be an E.Coli infection in Bègles-en-Gironde, near Bordeaux. Seven adults are in hospital and three are said to be in a serious condition with kidney problems.

The Agence Régionale de Santé said: "We are trying to find out where the patients have eaten and where they have shopped, but it is too early to reach any conclusions."

However it has ruled out any link with the hamburger E.Coli scare that caused eight children to be hospitalised in Lille last week, one of whom is still in a coma.

A separate case of poisoning has been reported in the Nord, affecting 50 children who were served hamburgers at a school canteen.

Ten children have been admitted to hospital as a precaution. Authorities say their lives are not in danger and the symptoms are not the same as those seen in Lille last week.

Meanwhile, further tests on a batch of meat that was withdrawn from supermarkets yesterday over E.Coli concerns have come back negative.

Producer Maison Spanghero said the recall had been a false alarm. Some 12 tonnes of hamburgers and meatballs were pulled from supermarket shelves, mostly in the south of France.

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