Dioxin contamination in eggs from farms in Germany
According to a Reuters news report, dioxin contamination at concentrations above permitted levels has been detected in eggs from a farm in the Lower Saxony region of Germany.
The discovery follows similar contamination being detected in eggs from six other farms in lower Saxony and neighbouring North Rhine Westphalia during April and May.
The farm at the centre of the latest contamination incident is reported to have discovered the problem through internal safety checks. Some 12,000 hens have been quarantined and eggs from the farm have been recalled. The state agriculture ministry has stated that there is no immediate concern for public health.