Tainted eggs, prod­ucts found in 17 coun­tries

Cape Breton Post - - World -

EU of­fi­cials say 15 Euro­pean Union mem­bers plus China and Switzer­land have re­ported re­ceiv­ing con­tam­i­nated eggs or egg prod­ucts in a grow­ing food scan­dal.

Sev­eral pro­duc­ers in the Nether­lands and Bel­gium are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter eggs there were found to have been treated with a prod­uct con­tain­ing pes­ti­cide Fipronil. EU trade and agri­cul­ture spokesman Daniel Rosario said Fri­day that farms have also been blocked in France and Ger­many. He named 13 other coun­tries that have re­ceived prod­ucts from af­fected farms.

The semi-au­ton­o­mous Chi­nese ter­ri­tory of Hong Kong was the only non-Euro­pean place men­tioned.

Rosario said the oth­ers are Swe­den, Bri­tain, Aus­tria, Ire­land, Italy, Lux­em­bourg, Poland, Ro­ma­nia, Slove­nia, Slo­vakia, Den­mark and non-EU mem­ber Switzer­land.

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