Dutch firm under investigation in German dioxin scandal

Food safety inspectors are looking into a Dutch firm that may have played a role in a German animal feed scandal that has led to the closure of 1,000 poultry firms, the Telegraaf reports.

The unnamed company is not under suspicion and the investigation is purely a precaution, a spokeswoman said.
The scandal broke last week after cancer-causing dioxin was found in eggs and poultry.
The German animal feed firm Harles & Jentzsch, which produced the feed, has blamed biodiesel maker Petrotec for the possible contamination. Petrotec, in turn, says it had made it clear to the Dutch intermediary that the left-over material should not be used in feed, the Telegraaf states.

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