Egg-sasperated Brussels ministers arrange high-level meeting over egg scandal

by Abel Hampton August 12, 2017, 0:12
Egg-sasperated Brussels ministers arrange high-level meeting over egg scandal

According to the european Commission, of the eggs suspects have been distributed, fresh and in the shell or in liquid form, in Switzerland, in Hong Kong and in France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, spain and Denmark.

The European Commission plans to hold a meeting about the contamination on September 26.

It is moderately toxic and can cause organ damage in humans, but a large number of contaminated eggs would need to be eaten for any negative health effects to be observed.

Millions of eggs have been recalled across Europe after the insecticide was used as a cleaning product on some European Union farms, despite not being authorised for use near food-producing animals.

In Britain, the Food Standards Agency said it had found more eggs than previously believed had entered the food chain, mainly through processed food.

The number of eggs or egg products imported is very small.

In Denmark, 40 eggs from a farm affected by Fipronil have been found at a baker, Nikolai Kuhn Hove of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration told Denmark's TV2 channel.

MILLIONS of eggs have been removed from shelves across the continent over fears they could be contaminated with Fipronil. While in some European countries eggs containing Fipronil residues have been sold as fresh eggs, in the United Kingdom this is not the case.

The FSA said decision to withdraw the products was not due to food safety concerns but based on the fact that the pesticide is not authorised for use in food-producing animals.

The FSA said it had no evidence that eggs laid in the United Kingdom were contaminated or that Fipronil had been used inappropriately here, and testing results to date for England and Wales showed no exposure to the pesticide.

He also called for countries in Europe to work together to learn from the problem amid raised tensions between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany over who was at fault. In Belgium, the agency of food security dates back to January 2017 in its controls farms have been blocked since the outbreak of the crisis, according to Danny coulier's, the boss of the organization, representing the poultry sector. It is a joint action by the Dutch and Belgian authorities.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health.

Meanwhile, police in the Netherlands arrested two people Thursday for allegedly using a banned pesticide as the investigation of contaminated eggs continues.

That includes six Arab nations, three European countries and one East Asian nation.


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