EU wants answers over German animal feed dioxin scandal
The contamination is more widespread than originally thought
The discovery of the highly poisonous chemical dioxin in eggs and poultry last week has unleashed an investigation and triggered calls for reevaluating food safety regulations. Now, the EU is getting involved.
The European Union wants Germany to reveal the full extent of the dioxin scandal in Germany.
A spokesperson for EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, on Tuesday demanded to know whether contaminated eggs or meat had been exported to other member states. It was, however, "too early" to consider a ban on exports, he added.