Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

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Two of 114 egg samples tested in Italy have shown traces of the insecticide fipronil, Italy’s health ministry said Monday, making the country the latest to become embroiled in a Europe-wide scandal. The ministry did not specify where the insecticide traces were found. The samples…
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McDonald’s to shut 169 outlets in India

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McDonald’s said Monday it is shutting 169 restaurants in India after a legal row with a local franchise operator. The fast food chain’s Indian subsidiary said it was terminating its agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL), alleging breach of contract and payment defaults. The…
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Fipronil: Waffles among tainted egg products

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On Thursday, the French Ministry of Agriculture published a first list of products containing traces of fipronil that have been sold in France, but were made in the Netherlands, including store-brand waffles. (Article in French)Read more →

BASF restricts use of its pesticide fipronil on seeds

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The German chemical giant BASF announced on Thursday that it will cease to us its pesticide fipronil on seeds due to “economic” reasons in marketing the product in the European Union, just as the product has been discovered to be in millions of chicken eggs. (Article in French)Read more →