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Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

Fipronil is commonly used to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks from animals but the European Union has banned its use in the food industry.

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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe...

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil.

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