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HK orders 100,000 imported Europe eggs off market
06:29 a.m. Jun 12, 1999 Eastern

HONG KONG, June 12 (Reuters) - The Hong Kong government recalled around 100,000 imported Western European eggs from markets all over the territory on Saturday, the Department of Health said.

``We don't know how many will be recalled tomorrow, but the recall will continue,'' a government spokeswoman said.

Hong Kong said on Friday it was considering banning the import of eggs from Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands because of a scare over contamination by cancer-causing dioxin, traced to livestock feed from a Belgian company.

The department, which held talks on Friday with egg importers, said the wholesalers had agreed to recall the suspect eggs to prevent them from filtering into the market.

Hong Kong suspended the sale of eggs, poultry, pork, beef and dairy products from those countries earlier this month because of worries that they might have been contaminated with dioxin. The new move was due to concern that suspect eggs might still be on market shelves.

The Belgian government has issued assurances that the situation there is under control and the country has begun incinerating slaughtered animals and products sources to farms supplied with the tainted feed, mostly in Belgium, but also in France and the Netherlands.

The exact source of the contamination remains a mystery.

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