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EU officials mull response to egg scandal

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By Euronews
EU officials mull response to egg scandal

<p>Contaminated eggs have been found in forty countries worldwide, the <span class="caps">DPA</span> news agency reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>They have traces of fipronil, an insecticide that can cause organ failure in humans if consumed in large enough quantities. </p> <p>National regulators worry, though, many have already entered the food chain.</p> <p>EU agriculture ministers are discussing the scandal at a meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.</p> <p>Officials in Belgium and the Netherlands traced the source of the insecticide to a Dutch cleaning product suppliers</p> <p>The two men who ran the company were arrested last month.</p> <p>Twenty-four EU countries are said to be affected.</p> <p><span class="caps">DPA</span> cited a European Commission spokeswoman who said the only EU countries not to be hit were Lithuania, Portugal, Cyprus and Croatia.</p>