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quarta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2017

Two in Dutch court over tainted eggs scandal

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves and destroyed across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of contamination with fipronil, which can harm human health, was made public on 1 August.
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The men, identified in Dutch media reports as Martin van de B., 31 and Mathijs IJ, 24, briefly appeared before a judge at the Overijssel District Court in the central Dutch city of Zwolle, in a hearing that was closed to the public.

“The judge decided that there is currently enough suspicion to keep the men in custody,” the court said in a statement.

“The public prosecution service suspects the two managers of a disinfection company of using fipronil at poultry farms in the Netherlands,” it said.

“Thereby they endangered public health, and there are suspicions they knew that the biocide was banned,” the court said.
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