Saturday 28 July 2012
New dioxin problems in poultry
High levels of the poison dioxin has been found once again in eggs from a German farm, making it the eighth separate case since April, Reuters reports.
The bundesland Hesse’s food warning service reported Monday that the eggs were found on a poultry farm near Loehnberg, through the farms own safety checks. The eggs from the farm are being recalled.
The previous dioxin discoveries were in eggs at farms in Lower Saxony and North Rhine Westphalia.
In January 2011, German officials said animal feed tainted with dioxin had been fed to hens and pigs, contaminating eggs, poultry meat and pork at affected farms, triggering a European Union-wide health alert.
Germany then introduced a series of measures including restrictions on animal feed ingredients and increased inspections of farms and feed.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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