Europe Egg Scandal: EU to hold contaminated eggs crisis meeting
The EU will call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs. European health officials on Friday, appealed for an end to "blaming and shaming" over the scandal. European Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said he wanted the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany to stop trading accusations about who is responsible for the contamination. He also proposed to hold a high-level meeting with the ministers concerned. Contaminated eggs have been found in at least 11 countries since the scare went public on August 1st, with millions of eggs and egg-based products being pulled from supermarket shelves. Denmark was the latest to say it had been affected, announcing that 20 tons of contaminated eggs imported from Belgian suppliers had been sold there.