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IPFS News Link • Agriculture

Dioxin: It’s Whats For Breakfast (and Dinner and Lunch and Snack and Supper)

• The PPJ Gazette
In June the German food safety body (GFSB) was quite upset when it was discovered that Dioxin was served up to critters for consumption. Dioxin-contaminated eggs that entered the food chain in Germany and the Netherlands are not expected to cause any adverse health effects but such exposure was unacceptable, said the German food safety body. I wonder what exactly the GFSBs feeling is now that the “little” problem has expanded exponentially? Eggs from farms affected by dioxin-contaminated feed have been and mixed with products to be used in processed foods and exported into the UK, food safety officials said yesterday. The European Commission confirmed that a number of the 136,000 eggs originally sold into the Netherlands from German farms involved in the contamination have been used to make liquid pasteurised egg distributed in the UK. Frederic Vincent, EC health spokesman, said a14.5 tonne-consignment of the liquid egg had been shipped into the UK, although it was currently