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Europe's toxic egg scandal spreads to 17 countries [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-8-18 18:37:39 |Display all floors
A total of 17 countries, including Hong Kong, have been affected by a widening scandal in Europe involving eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.
Contaminated eggs have been distributed to European Union members Sweden, France, Britain, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Denmark, said Daniel Rosario, a spokesman for the European Commission.

The Dutch  knew about the problem as far back as November 2016...

  My question is: Why is there almost 0 mentioning of it in Chinese media!
Just imagine the scandal would have happened in China, Western media would have a field day.



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Post time 2017-8-21 13:43:48 |Display all floors
Perhaps now you see what I mean...
Silence of the lambs at its best

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Post time 2017-8-23 14:14:52 |Display all floors
The Dutch food safety board was tipped off last November about the use of fipronil on factory farms. However, the board did nothing with the tip and did not take any action until it received a second tip-off from Belgium in July this year.

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Post time 2017-8-23 14:17:59 |Display all floors
SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- Sales of eggs in South Korea sharply declined last week amid safety concerns sparked after eggs from local farms were found to be contaminated with banned chemicals, industry data showed Sunday.

Egg sales at the country's largest discount store chain E-Mart from Wednesday to Saturday declined 40 percent compared to the same period the previous week, its operator E-Mart Inc. said.

Lotte Mart, another major hypermarket chain, also saw its sales from Wednesday to Friday decline 45 percent during the same period, according to its operator Lotte Shopping Co.

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Post time 2017-8-23 14:21:05 |Display all floors
South Korea has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs,

In March, South Korea limited U.S. poultry imports after the United States detected the year's first case of avian flu on a commercial chicken farm.

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