Taiwan’s FDA probes six new farms for dioxin-tainted eggs

Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan investigates six other farms for potential dioxin laced eggs

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/23
By: Judy Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating

A member of New Taipei City Government Department of Health checks progress of dioxin eggs being taken off vendor shelves.(By Central News Agency)

six more farms for eggs contaminated with the carcinogen dioxin, bringing the total number of egg farms affected to nine in the nation.

As of Saturday afternoon, 6,242 kilograms or nearly 13,500 eggs suspected of being contaminated with the toxin from 621 businesses in the local egg industry were scrapped by the FDA as a preventive measure.

Initial probes by FDA found the toxic laced eggs were from Chunghua County egg farms Junyi (駿億), Hongzhang (鴻彰) and Caiyuan (財源) that all sold their eggs to the largest egg distributor in the county Wangong (王功蛋行).    [FULL  STORY]

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