Almost 7 tonnes of eggs off the market

DIOXIN DOUBTS:Vendors were told to recall eggs from three farms by 3pm yesterday and inspectors would ensure that consumers could no longer buy them, a minister said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 23, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Almost 7 tonnes of eggs that could contain high levels of dioxin residues have been

Staff from the Taoyuan Department of Public Health inspect eggs at an outlet where more than 1 tonne of eggs were removed from shop shelves. Photo: CNA, provided by the Taoyuan Department of Public Health

removed from retailers’ shelves, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said yesterday.

At a news conference on Friday the Food and Drug Administration announced that laboratory tests had revealed that eggs sold by distributor Hocheng Retails (合成批發行) in Miaoli County’s Toufen Township (頭份) had dioxin residues exceeding the national standard.

The ministry, the Council of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Administration on Thursday traced the source of the eggs to three producers in Changhua County — Chunyi (駿逸), Hungchang (鴻彰) and Tsaiyuan (財源) farms.    [FULL  STORY]

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