Dutch tainted eggs scandal widens
Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany are removing millions of eggs from their shelves that are believed to have been contaminated by a toxic insecticide. German officials said on Thursday they believed three million eggs tainted by fipronil had made their way into the country. Fipronil is commonly used in veterinary products to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks. But it is banned from being used to treat animals destined for human consumption, such as chickens.