Brussels calls for summit over major egg contamination scandal

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2017. 08. 11. 11:07

The European Commissioner, responsible for food safety has called for a meeting of ministers and national regulatory agencies for Friday, to discuss a widespread European contamination scare, which has seen shops remove millions of eggs from sale.

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Tensions have risen between agricultural ministers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany after traces of the moderately toxic insecticide fipronil were found in batches of eggs, linked by authorities to a Dutch supplier of cleaning products. (MTI)