Dioxin Scare Shuts German Farms

Contaminated egg products exported
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2011 3:04 AM CST
European officials warn that at least one shipment of contaminated egg products has made it as far as Britain, destined for use in products like mayonnaise and pastries.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Nearly 5,000 farms in Germany have been forced to close after the carcinogen dioxin was found in large amounts of pig and chicken feed. Thousands of hens were culled after a feed manufacturer was found to have used contaminated fats, the BBC reports. Officials are now scrambling to trace products from the farms, including shipments of processed egg products destined for Holland and the UK.

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