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Fraud behind tainted-eggs scandal began in 2016: EU

Brussels - The fraud that caused the contamination of millions of eggs with the insecticide fipronil began in September 2016 and has now affected 34 countries, the EU said on Thursday.

Dutch ministers quizzed over tainted egg scandal

Den Haag - Dutch MPs on Thursday grilled two ministers over the tainted-egg scandal that has swept Europe as the country sought to mend its poultry industry's battered reputation.

Egg scare shows flaws in food alert system: watchdog

Berlin - Recalls of unsafe food products often reach consumers too late or not at all, the campaign group Foodwatch said Thursday, calling for tighter oversight after a Europe-wide scare erupted over insecticide-tainted eggs.

Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

Rome - Italy said Monday it has found traces of fipronil in two eggs samples, making it the latest country hit by the Europe-wide insecticide scandal, while a batch of tainted frozen omelettes was also withdrawn.

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

Berlin - A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.While Berlin puts the total at 10.

Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves

Budapest - Hungary on Tuesday became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the insecticide fipronil.

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.

Two in Dutch court over tainted-eggs scandal

Zwolle - Two Dutch men appeared in court Tuesday in connection with the tainted-eggs scandal that swept Europe this month, which saw millions of eggs destroyed and caused tens of millions of euros in damages.

Dutch count massive cost of tainted-eggs scare

Den Haag - Dutch farmers and retailers on Monday were counting the costs stemming from the tainted-eggs scandal that swept Europe, saying the total ran into tens of millions of euros as two men at the scandal's centre were due to appear in court.

Experts point finger at Dutch oversight agency in egg scandal

Den Haag - Years of cuts at the Dutch food watchdog agency and a tendency among politicians to put economics ahead of public safety may be to blame for the EU's tainted-egg scandal that has spread as far as Hong Kong.

Europe's tainted egg scare reaches Spain

Madrid - Liquid egg products tainted by fipronil were discovered at a food company in northern Spain, authorities said Saturday, the first time the chemical that has caused a Europe-wide crisis has been detected in the country.

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.

Belgium's giant omelette festival aims to defy tainted egg scandal

Brussels - You cannot make a giant omelette without breaking thousands of eggs, health scare or not, and the small Belgian town of Malmedy is determined its annual festival is going ahead come what may.

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.

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.

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.

Two arrested as Europe egg scandal spreads east

Brussels - Dutch investigators arrested two suspects Thursday in an intensified European investigation into insecticide-tainted eggs, as the scandal spread eastwards with the discovery of a tonne of contaminated yolk in Romania.

Luxembourg hit by tainted eggs scare

Luxembourg - Luxembourg became the latest European country hit by a scare over tainted eggs, with a major supermarket chain pulling them from the shelves and other firms affected, authorities said Thursday.

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.

What we know about Europe's tainted eggs scandal

Brussels - Several European countries face a growing scare over millions of eggs that have been contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, which is potentially harmful to humans.

French 'human hen' artist has a crack at hatching eggs

Paris - The French artist who recently spent a week entombed inside a rock will attempt an even more bizarre feat Wednesday -- sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.

Wrong sperm may have fertilized eggs of dozens of women

Utrecht - Dutch authorities say that dozens of women may have had eggs fertilized by sperm cells that were not from the intended father.

Do eggs really help to reduce stroke risk?

Eggs have had a bad press and a good press. Today the balance shifts towards the ‘good’, with research suggesting that around one egg per day reduces the risk of strokes. However, the study is not completely straightforward as Digital Journal reveals.

3D printed turtle eggs to be used to detect poaching

A conservation group has created 3D printed sea turtle eggs containing GPS trackers. The eggs are set to be deployed this fall in Central America during an arribada, or mass nesting event when 90 percent of eggs will be poached from certain beaches.

Woman allowed to use dead daughter's eggs

London - A mother who wants to use her dead daughter's eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won the right to do so after an appeal hearing.

Lab-grown milk, eggs and meat could hit store shelves in 5 years

Meat, eggs and milk could be produced in lab without killing or harming animals thanks to microbe cultures. The future of food as we know it may be forever changed, allowing even vegetarians and vegans to eat hamburgers and milkshakes again.

Captive female snake without male companion gives birth – again

Cape Girardeau - For the second year in a row, a captive female snake in southern Missouri has given birth even though she hasn't been anywhere near a male snake for eight years. The yellow–bellied water snake gave birth in 2014, and then did it again this summer.

From egg to adult, watch this amazing video of a bee's birth

Digital arts photographer Anand Varma has put together an impressive time-lapse video charting the change from an egg to an adult bee. The video is proving to be a hit on YouTube.

Lengthy prison terms after Cuba cracks egg corruption case

Havana - A court in Cuba has condemned several government officials to prison terms of between five and 15 years for stealing and selling millions of eggs on the black market, state-run media reported on Friday.

Chemists 'unboil' eggs to prove how they can lower drug costs

Chemists from UC Irvine decided to unboil egg whites to demonstrate an innovation that could slash costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.
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