Contaminated eggs possibly sold in the Netherlands

5th January 2011, Comments 0 comments


Eggs that were possibly contaminated with dioxins have been sold in the Netherlands. A batch of 136,000 eggs was delivered to a company in Barneveld in December according to a German Agricultural Ministry memo that the AFP press agency has got hold of.

The eggs came from a food company in the German state of Saxony Anhalt. The sale of food products from this region has been halted as a precaution. The Dutch company which bought the batch of eggs has been informed.

The eggs were classified as low quality and were destined for processing. They would not have been sold directly to consumers. However they may have been sold to food manufacturers.





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