Rotterdam firm ‘not to blame’ for German dioxin scandal

The Dutch company which has been implicated in an animal feed scandal in Germany is ‘not to blame’ and is conducting its business in a responsible manner, the food safety authority NWA said on Tuesday.

The company, Olivet, is based in Poortugaal near Rotterdam. It operated as a middle man between German biodiesel firm Petrotec and German animal feed maker Harles & Jentzsch which produced the contaminated feed.
The NWA said it is clear that the waste products from Petrotec were earmarked for ‘technical purposes’ and were not meant to be used in animal feed.
Cancer-causing dioxin has been found in eggs and poultry in a number of German states.

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