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German states move to address tainted wheat feed

(May 30, 2002 CropChoice news) Several state governments in Germany have ordered the slaughter of thousands of chickens following discovery last week of the banned carcinogenic herbicide Nitrofen in about 550 metric tons of wheat used to feed chickens on more than 100 organic farms in the country. The Edeka, Wal-Mart and Metro supermarket chains have halted sales of organic sausage, poultry and eggs in the wake of the scare.

Authorities in the eastern state of Brandenburg, where it is thought the tainted wheat first appeared, say the problem has been resolved.

Source: AP