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

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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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