Two people have been arrested by authorities in the Netherlands in connection with eggs tainted with an insecticide. Dutch farmers are facing ruin, and millions of eggs have been removed for supermarkets across Europe.
EU ministers and experts are set to gather over the growing Fipronil contamination crisis - but only months after the news broke. Meanwhile, farmers, processors and consumers are suffering losses in sales and confidence.
Dutch officials have released a list with ID codes for eggs to help consumers identify those contaminated with fipronil. Millions of insecticide-tainted eggs have made it onto the German market this summer.
The secret recipe for a herbal pesticide allegedly contained massive amounts of the banned substance Fipronil. The two managers who sold the treatment will be held pending further investigations into the scandal.
Police in the Netherlands have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of a pesticide in the poultry industry. Millions of fipronil-contaminated eggs have been recalled since the scandal broke.
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