Dutch tainted eggs scan­dal widens

New Straits Times - - Business -

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.

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