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Europe’s latest food scare: Toxic salmon

Horsemeat could seem downright appetizing to European consumers compared to what might be in their fish.

Specifically, we're talking salmon caught in the Baltic Sea. The EU banned the export of Baltic salmon from Sweden back in 2002 due to the fact that they were found to be heavily contaminated with dioxins.

But that didn’t stop Swedish firms from selling 200 tons of the fish to companies in France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

A French firm that bought 103 tons of the Baltic salmon in 2011 and 2012 said they did their own tests which did not reveal dioxins in the fish.

"Nobody told us it was illegal," chief executive Francois Agussol told AFP.

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