Egg contamination scandal widens as 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong affected


Brussels spokeswoman says situation is evolving as two men remain arrested following raids in Belgium and the Netherlands

Europe’s latest food scandal has widened after the European commission announced that a total of 15 EU states, plus Switzerland and Hong Kong, are now known to have received egg products contaminated by an insecticide harmful to human health.

A spokeswoman in Brussels said the situation was “evolving by the day”, as criminal investigators continued to hold two men arrested on Thursday for fraud following a series of raids in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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