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German eggs sent to UK and the Netherlands

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been sent to the UK and the Netherlands.

The alert began when it was discovered thousands of tonnes of animal feed contaminated by highly toxic dioxins had been sent to more than 1,000 poultry and pig farms in Germany. Eggs from those farms were sent to the Netherlands and then on to the UK.

The BBC's Steve Evans says international authorities say there is a very low risk to human health.

  • 07 Jan 2011
  • From the section Europe
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