A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into champagne contaminated with ecstasy that was linked to one death in 2022.

Eight people, aged 33 to 52, fell sick in mid-February 2022 in Weiden, Germany, and one died. There were also four illnesses in the Netherlands.

At the time, food agencies across Europe issued warnings about two lot codes of Moët and Chandon Ice Imperial that were potentially contaminated.

As part of investigations, the route of champagne served at the restaurant in February, as well as other bottles filled with drugs, was traced back to the Netherlands. Bottles

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A warning about champagne contaminated with ecstasy in Europe that is behind one death has been extended.

More than three months after the alarm was first raised, authorities believe another lot code of Moët and Chandon Ice Imperial could be affected.

The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) in Belgium said a police investigation, which involves Europol, has revealed that a second lot number may also be contaminated.

The alert initially covered Moët and Chandon Ice Imperial 3 liter with lot code LAJ7QAB6780004. This code can be found on the label on the back of the
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A number of people have fallen sick in Germany and the Netherlands and one has died after drinking champagne contaminated with ecstasy.

In mid-February, a 52-year-old man died in the German town of Weiden and seven other people needed hospital treatment.

Eight people, aged 33 to 52, had all drunk from a bottle of champagne ordered at a restaurant. When emergency services arrived, they found several people lying on the ground. Those sick received medical attention and were taken to different hospitals. Seven have since recovered and been released.

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has since
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