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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sludge Probe Widens

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Commission said Wednesday that it had written to Dutch and German authorities asking for information on the possible use of sewage sludge in animal feed production.

The practice of adding sewage sludge to feed has been highlighted by media reports in France, where European Union veterinary health officials carried out inspections last week.

The EU's executive body, the European Commission, said the initial results from the visit showed "the need for a real plan of action on animal feed" but gave no details of what the inspection had discovered.