Dioxins Now Found In Animal Feed Colouring

Dioxins above permitted levels have been detected in a Spanish natural pigment product intended for animal feed in the Netherlands and France, according to reports.

The pigment – made from red peppers – is used in animal feed to give chicken skin and the egg yolks a pleasing colour.

The pigment in the Netherlands contained 3.1 pictograms; 1 pictogram is allowed. In France, the product contained 10.6 pictograms.