FILE - In this May 31, 2011 file picture Minister of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs of Spain, Rosa Aguilar Rivero, center, speaks to journalists prior to the start of the informal meeting of EU... more 
FILE - In this May 31, 2011 file picture Minister of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs of Spain, Rosa Aguilar Rivero, center, speaks to journalists prior to the start of the informal meeting of EU agricultural ministers in Debrecen, Hungary. After a several-week battle against the deadly E. coli outbreak at times descended into cacophony and confusion, critics - and even German officials - say many lessons need to be learned for the future. Among the problems: a tangle of federal and regional authorities, chaotic communication and a system for reporting cases that many say is antiquated. First cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce where supposed to be the source of the outbreak . Then bean sprouts but authorities soon backtracked when initial tests were negative, causing major losses for farmers in the European Union. (AP Photos/MTI,Tibor Olah,File) less 
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