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Romania incinerates eggs yolks amid scandal

ROMANIA INCINERATES EGGS YOLKS AMID SCANDAL

Romania's food safety chief says there aren't any indications of more pesticide-tainted eggs in Romania, hours after officials incinerated a ton of pasteurized yolks.

Geronimo Branescu, director of the government Veterinary Health and Food Safety Authority, said there was "no suspicion or notification from the EU ... about another lot of eggs tainted" with the pesticide Fipronil.

He praised the European Union alert system, saying: "I am firmly convinced any potential risk identified ... by the European Commission will be brought to our attention ...and we will have a precise and rapid intervention."

Branescu said the 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of yolks which came from Germany were incinerated Friday morning in the western city of Timisoara. The yolks would have been used in food products and cosmetics.

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