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Regulators Investigate Dioxin Contamination of Foods in Germany

9:17 AM MST | January 12, 2011 | Alex Scott

German and European Union authorities say that pork tainted with a dioxin concentration 77 times that of background levels, which could be toxic to humans, has been sold across Germany. Feeds company Harles and Jentzsch (Uetersen, Germany) is being investigated by the authorities to determine whether it distributed fatty acids meant for industrial paper production to animal feed processors. It is being reported that authorities have revoked Harles and Jentzsch’s Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP) status. Some 4,700 farms in Germany have...

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