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Fears in EU over tainted eggs surpass risk, experts say

By MIKE CORDER The Associated Press

This article was published August 12, 2017 at 1:49 a.m.

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A woman touches fresh eggs at a chicken farm in Gaesti, southern Romania, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The European Union said Friday that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. But that hasn't stopped stores in Germany and the Netherlands from stripping them from supermarket shelves, or prevented other European food safety agencies from issuing warnings.

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