German authorities are today rushing to cover-up an error relating to the latest E-Coli outbreak . It was announced earlier this week that the worst E.Coli outbreak in living memory had been traced to a bacterium found in noodles produced in Germany.
The revelation followed news that 20 deaths had been attributed to people who had eaten at the same Korean restaurant in Hamburg,
Subsequent tests have since proven this not to be the case.
Minister for Health and Propaganda, Kurt Dongledangler has attributed the earlier announcement to a simple error in translation.
I say tomato, you say tomato
'It vos a simple error to make' he said today, speaking to the world press outside the Ministry for Apologies For Two World Wars building.
'Ze secretary originally charged with translating ze memoranda was using a Britisher-Deutz / Deutz-Britisher dictionary unt she made ze mistake mit eine vord only. Ve are now certain zat ze outbreak is in fact due to a bacterium liffink on poodles, unt not noodles'.
'As of 2pm European Time today, every poodle from Stuttgarte to Bremerhaven has been rounded up unt shot.
Unt so has ze secretary' he added.