Tainted Dutch eggs scandal widens across borders — toxic insecticide outlawed from use in the production of food

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© ANP/AFP/File / by Charlotte VAN OUWERKERK | Farmers throw eggs at a poultry farm in Onstwedde, Netherlands, on August 3, 2017 after the Dutch Food and Welfare Authority (NVWA) highlighted the contamination of eggs by fipronil, a toxic insecticide outlawed from use in the production of food

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany moved to halt some egg sales Thursday as hundreds of thousands may have been contaminated by a toxic insecticide in a widening food scandal.

Amid fears the Dutch poultry industry could be facing millions of euros in losses, the country’s biggest supermarket chain Albert Heijn said it was pulling 14 types of eggs from its shelves.

“All the eggs of these 14 kinds have been sent back to the depot and destroyed,” company spokeswoman Els van Dijk told AFP.

It was “an unprecedented” situation for Albert Heijn, she added, saying instructions of…

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