Lessons from the large-scale incident of animal feed contamination with dioxins in Germany in 2011

J. Zentek and F. Knorr,     Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

A. Mader,     Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany and Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

H. Schafft,     Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany


During a recent incident in Germany, it was reported that animal feeds were contaminated with dioxins. Although the established traceability system enabled the source of the contamination to be identified, the incident only came to light after most of the contaminated material had already been consumed by livestock. This case describes the event and its consequences, which were significant, and discusses ...

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