Fipronil: EU Egg Scandal Affected More Eggs In Britain Than Previously Thought

Tainted eggs scandal spreads to France

Belgium signaled on July 20 that it had found contamination in the eggs.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said a quantity of liquid pasteurised egg from the Dutch farms in question was supplied to food businesses here last month for use in bakery products.

Supermarkets in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have also withdrawn millions of eggs from sale after concerns about contamination.

In total, about 80 egg-product-procession factories all over France would be involved in this national investigation, according to local media.

Fipronil can treat lice and ticks in chickens, but should not be used on food-producing animals because of its toxicity. "The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland are committed to ensuring that food is safe, and that United Kingdom consumers have food they can trust".

"It relates to two managers at the company that allegedly used the substance (fipronil) at poultry farms", the Dutch public prosecution service spokeswoman, Marieke van der Molen, said.

The UK's Food Standards Agency say the risk to the public is very low.

The FSA said as this represents 0.007% of the eggs we consume in the United Kingdom every year, there is unlikely to be 'any risk to public health from consuming these foods'.

Dutch investigators on Thursday arrested two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of the pesticide Fipronil at the poultry farms that sparked the scandal.

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The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) says the highest amount of fipronil measured was 1.2mg per kg of egg.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine said it carries out tests on egg samples for fipronil as part of its annual residue testing programme.

In the United Kingdom, numerous fipronil-contaminated eggs imported from the Netherlands were mixed with other, safe eggs, the FSA said.

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.

This is a joint action from the Dutch and Belgian authorities, a spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor said to the Telegraaf, though she would not say exactly where the raids are done.

It insisted the withdrawal was "not due to food safety concerns" but based on the fact that fipronil was not authorised for use in food producing animals.

The chemical can damage people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.

A spokesman of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed Thursday that Belgium will set up a task force to examine all possible measures to support the poultry sector following the insecticide-contaminated egg scandal.

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