Aldi suspends egg sales in Germany

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Aldi has pulled all eggs from its stores in Germany, citing fears related to the egg contamination crisis in the Netherlands.

About 180 Dutch egg producers have been temporarily shut down, after traces of fipronil were found in the eggs. Fipronil is a pesticide that is used to treat for lice and ticks, but the substance is illegal to use with chickens in the Netherlands. In at least one case, enough fipronil was found to represent an “acute danger” to human health.

While other European supermarkets have stopped the distribution of eggs from affected operations, Aldi is the first to stop selling all eggs as a precautionary measure.

‘This is merely a precaution, there is no reason to assume there are any health risks,’ the company said in a statement.

Aldi has roughly 4,000 grocery stores in Germany.

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