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Bad eggs

Appeared in "stern", Nr. 12/2008, co-author Hans Peter Schütz

Von Autor Dr. Rainer Nübel

In the mid-1980s, the German state of Baden-Württemberg paid millions in damages to the noodlemaker Birkel. The authorities had warned consumers against its “microbially spoiled” products. Now the truth comes out: The noodles really were contaminated. A classic southern German government coverup.