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Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted. While Berlin puts the total at 10.7 million eggs, the agriculture minister of the state of Lower Saxony said that 35 million possibly tainted eggs had made it to his state alone from the Netherlands.
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