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Belgium’s giant omelette festival defies tainted egg scandal

BRUSSELS: You cannot make a giant omelette without breaking thousands of eggs, health scare or not, and the small Belgian town of Malmedy is determined its annual festival is going ahead, come what may. Ten thousand hen's eggs will be used for the traditional event in the town near the German border, despite a scandal sweeping Europe involving eggs tainted with the insecticide fipronil. “I did not have any problem finding enough eggs, but the week has indeed been a bit different,” Benedicte Mathy, president of the…