Saturday, January 8, 2011

CLUCK Health: Millions of Eggs Pulled in Germany due to Dioxin Contamination of Feed

The New York Times reported today that German officials halted sales from 4,700 small farms on friday and pulled millions of eggs from the shelves after dioxin was discovered in feed for chickens and pigs. . .
The article goes on to say the contamination may have started months ago.

Read the article here.

Read about dioxin here.

Part of the motivation for backyard hens is to give consumers more control over their food supply. Recent egg scandals in the US reinforce the magnitude of the problem.

Article on contaminated broilers. 

Fed drops ball on egg safety.


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