Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst
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[August 16, 2017]
MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town
honored its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelet on Tuesday
amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four
Members of the worldwide fraternity of the omelette prepare a
traditional giant omelette made with 10,000 eggs in Malmedy, Belgium
August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Christopher Stern
Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European
supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over the use of the
insecticide fipronil, which is forbidden in the food chain and
can cause organ damage in humans.
Hundreds of people gathered in the eastern Belgian city of
Malmedy undeterred by the scare and the president of the local
branch of the giant omelet fraternity, Benedicte Mathy, said she
was confident Tuesday's dish was safe to eat.
Under a timid Belgian sun and with music playing they tucked
into the giant omelet cooked over an open fire by "The World
Fraternity of Knights of the Giant Omelette", which was created
(Writing by Julia Fioretti; Editing by Toby Davis)
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