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EU Commissioner calls for summit over major egg contamination scare

A European Commission spokesman said contaminated eggs had been found in 15 EU countries

Reuters  |  Brussels 

The European Commissioner in charge of food safety has called for a meeting of ministers and national regulatory agencies to discuss a widespread European contamination scare, which has seen shops remove millions of eggs from sale. 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. While initially, the Belgian food safety regulator drew criticism from abroad for not acting fast enough after ...

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 22:04 IST