Organic poultry farms locked in Germany and the Netherlands

10-05-2010 | |

Dutch and German organic poultry farms are locked because of dioxin contamination in the feed, according to German and Dutch authorities.

This involves 8 farms in the Netherlands and 19 farms in Germany that can not sell their eggs for at least a week.

The dioxin infection has been caused by contaminated corn from the Ukraine. The grains have been processed in organic poultry feed by several feed companies, including ForFarmers, which in turn supplied the feed to several German layer farms.

According to TrusQ, a cooperation between feed manufacturers in the field of food safety, says the damage could be several tons of Euros.

Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist