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Contamination of eggs 'criminal': German agricultural minister


By Gernot Heller and Robert-Jan BartunekFRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany's agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was "criminal", as authorities in several European countries continued to investigate the food safety scare.Retailers in several European countries have pulled millions of eggs from supermarket shelves as the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil widened. Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands.Fipronil is a popular insecticide to treat pets for fleas and ticks but it ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 02:28 IST