Over four million eggs were recalled in Poland last week due to too-high levels of antibiotics discovered during inspection.
A statement from Poland's veterinary service - who issued the recall - read: "The recall is caused by the presence of residues of the antibiotic lasalocid at a rate exceeding its maximum allowed value."
According to the head of the organisation, the eggs became contaminated when feed intended for 'fattening chickens' was given to 'laying hens'.
It is standard practice at farms such as this one to give the antibiotic-laden feed to chickens destined to become meat.
The practice is entirely legal, and intended to cause the chickens to gain weight at an unnatural rate.
This incident follows the recent discovery of human trafficking in the egg industry in the US.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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