(AP) — In this June 5, 2011 file picture bean sprouts are photographed in Berlin, Germany.
Investigators have determined that locally grown vegetable sprouts are the cause of the European E. coli outbreak that has killed so far 29 and sickened nearly 3,000, the head of Germany's national disease control center said Friday June 10, 2011. Robert Koch Institute president Reinhard Burger said even though no tests of the sprouts from a farm in Lower Saxony had come back positive for the E. coli strain behind the outbreak, the investigation of the pattern of the outbreak had produced enough evidence to draw the conclusion. Andreas Hensel, head of the Risk Assessment agency, said that authorities were lifting the warning against eating cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer,File)Read more at Germany: Sprouts May Have Caused Outbreak, After All