Liquid egg product from Germany contaminated with minute quantities of "dioxin" has led to a food panic, with supermarkets across the UK where short-life baked products made with the egg have been withdrawn from sale. Fat used in chicken feed was known to have been contaminated in March 2009 leading to contamination of the liquid egg at levels of some 5 picograms per gram of egg. This is double European Union safety limits for dioxins but still very much within the tolerance that would have any detrimental health effect on an average adult. Indeed, a 200-pound man would have to eat 100 whole contaminated eggs within a week for any increased risk to become apparent.
A dioxin and egg situation