Chad Roper

Dioxin-related food safety disasters have regularly cropped up in the media over the past decade. Perhaps the most devastating scare for the food industry was a 1999 debacle in Belgium. The crisis involved food oil, used as an additive for numerous products, that was found to contain dangerously high levels of dioxins. As a result, a number of European food products were banned by the United States and most of Europe, resulting in financial losses and political repercussions across the continent…

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