The China Post
Date: April 22, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In the first such case in Taiwan, the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has detected the known carcinogen dioxin in eggs at a concentration exceeding the legal allowable limit.
The source of the contamination has yet to be confirmed, but citizens are urged not to panic and to continue purchasing eggs as usual as the farms in question have been sealed off and their eggs have been ordered off the shelves, officials said.
According to the FDA, preliminary reports showed that the eggs containing excess levels of dioxins were produced from three egg farms in Changhua, namely Chun Yi (駿億), Hung Chang (鴻彰) and Tsai Yuan (財源).
The farms raise approximately 80,000 to 90,000 hens in total, producing an average 65,000 eggs per day. [FULL STORY]