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Germany Sees ‘Immense’ Cost From Dioxin Scandal, Aigner Says

Germany sees “immense” costs, both financial and in terms of lost consumer trust, following the discovery of excessive levels of dioxins in some agricultural feedstuffs.

While there is “no reason for panic,” there’s also no excuse for complacency after tests identified the dioxins in eggs, poultry, pork and livestock feed, Consumer Affairs Minister Ilse Aigner told reporters in Berlin today.

The authorities are working flat out to answer the many issues outstanding to explain how the situation arose, Aigner said. She will meet with her European Union counterparts in the coming days to discuss the matter, Aigner said.

“The damage that has resulted from this is immense, not only from its impact on producers but also on the trust among consumers,” she said.

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