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French baker jailed in China over out-of-date flour: family

Bourg-achard - A French baker has been arrested and jailed in China after being accused of using out-of-date flour by health inspectors and police, his family said Wednesday as they publicised a campaign to free him.

Visitors flock to Belgium's giant omelette festival despite scandal

Malm - About a thousand people flocked to the small Belgian town of Malmedy on Tuesday to eat a giant omelette made of 6,500 eggs, despite the country being at the centre of a scandal involving tainted eggs.

Hong Kong scrambles to inspect EU eggs as insecticide found

Hong Kong - Hong Kong is increasing inspections of eggs imported from Europe, officials said Saturday after some were found to be contaminated with an insecticide in a scandal which has now spread beyond the EU.

Hong Kong, Switzerland, 15 EU states hit by egg scandal

Brussels - Insecticide-tainted eggs from European poultry farms have now been found in Hong Kong and Switzerland as well as 15 EU countries, the European Commission said Friday.

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Brussels - A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis.

250,000 contaminated eggs sold in France since April: minister

Paris - Nearly 250,000 insecticide-contaminated eggs have been sold in France since April, but the risk for consumers is "very low," French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said Friday.

Uprooted entrepreneurs form 'Little Damascus' in northwest Syria

Idlib - On a bustling street in northwest Syria, young restaurateur Abdulrahim Abulezz serves up juicy chicken wraps crafted according to a traditional recipe from his hometown Daraya, which he left last year.

Besieged Syria town swaps meat for mushrooms

Duma - In a humid room in the besieged Syrian town of Douma, Abu Nabil inspects the pearly white mushrooms sprouting from white sacks hanging from a ceiling.

Belgium accuses Netherlands of tainted eggs cover-up

Brussels - Belgium accused the Netherlands on Wednesday of failing to inform it that eggs were tainted with insecticide despite knowing about the problem since last November, as Europe's latest food safety scandal deepened.

Dutch farmers 'powerless' in the face of contaminated eggs

Ede - In the dark and silent shed of a small Dutch poultry farm, 1.8 million eggs closely packed together wait to be destroyed.In the barn, the machine that sorts and packages the eggs has been shut off and its rolling belt is starting to gather dust.

Aldi pulls eggs from German stores over insecticide scandal

Berlin - German discount supermarket giant Aldi said Friday it was pulling all the eggs from its shelves in the country over an insecticide scandal stemming from the Netherlands.

Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

Darjeeling - The world faces a shortage of prized Darjeeling tea because of deadly unrest in the idyllic Indian Himalayan foothills where it is grown.

Millions of Dutch eggs destroyed in growing insecticide scandal

Den Haag - Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany were Thursday removing millions of eggs from their shelves believed to have been contaminated by a toxic insecticide in a widening food scandal.

Tainted Dutch eggs scandal widens across borders

Den Haag - Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany moved to halt some egg sales Thursday as hundreds of thousands may have been contaminated by a toxic insecticide in a widening food scandal.

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