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Posted on: April 13, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Dioxin found in German organic eggs

April 12, Farmers Weekly – (International) Toxic chemical dioxin found in German eggs.
Eggs from three farms in Germany were found to contain higher than permitted levels of the toxic chemical dioxin, the state’s agriculture ministry confirmed the week of April 2. Test results from an organic farm in the North Rhine Westphalia region of Ostwestfalen-Lippe, first found levels of dioxin in eggs up to six times over the limit in April. Dioxins are a group of chemical commonly formed as by-products from chemical processes and can have adverse effects on humans if they are consumed at high levels over long periods of time. Consumers were warned to avoid eggs from the farm, after it was reported that 7,000 eggs had already leaked into the food chain. Since then, the ministry said dioxin has been found at two other farms in the region and sales of affected eggs have now been halted.

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