German minister vows to find dioxin culprit

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The Independent Online

Germany's Agriculture Minister vowed to take tough legal action against those responsible for contaminating livestock feed with dioxin-laced fat.

Ilse Aigner told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that what appeared to be "criminal energy coupled with alarming unscrupulousness" needed a severe response. "The judiciary has to clamp down hard," she said.

Investigators have found excessive levels of the cancer-causing dioxin in eggs and some chicken meat. Contaminated products have been found in British supermarkets.