Germany's agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was caused by criminal activity.

"It is criminal, that is very clear," Christian Schmidt told German television station ARD on Tuesday.

Retailers in several European countries have pulled millions of eggs from supermarket shelves as the scare over the use of insecticide fipronil widened.
The World Health Organization considers fipronil to be moderately toxic and...

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