Tonnes Of Contaminated Eggs Sold In Denmark


"Blaming and shaming will bring us nowhere and I want to stop this", EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis from Lithuania said.

European Union health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said: "I proposed to hold a high-level meeting, gathering the ministers concerned as well as the representatives of the food safety agencies in all member states involved as soon as we have all the facts available". It will take place on 26 September.

Approximately 180 Dutch farms, including egg farms, are believed to have used a product containing Fipronil to treat red mite in poultry houses although Fipronil is banned for use around food-producing animals in the EU.

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Tonnes Of Contaminated Eggs Sold In Denmark

Questions are being raised about the manner in which Belgium raised the alert about fipronil - because according to Rosario, Belgian officials sent a request for information bilaterally to The Netherlands using a system for food fraud issues.

Supermarkets in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have withdrawn millions of eggs from sale.

A statement by prosecutors said: "The Dutch investigation focused on the Dutch company that allegedly used fipronil, a Belgian supplier, as well as a Dutch company that colluded with the Belgian supplier". The BBC adds that "a criminal investigation is under way in Belgium and the Netherlands, centring on two firms - Poultry Vision, a pest control firm from Belgium, which is alleged to have sold the treatment to a Dutch poultry farm cleaning company, Chickfriend".

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Britain, France, Sweden and Switzerland have also been warned to keep an eye out for tainted eggs.

It added: "While in some European countries eggs containing fipronil residues have been sold as fresh eggs, in the United Kingdom this is not the case".

Eggs containing Fipronil residues haven't been sold as fresh eggs in the United Kingdom, but in other European countries they have.

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And the FSA has now pulled egg sandwiches and egg salads off the shelves that were made while contaminated eggs were still being imported.

British egg producers have reiterated the need for consumers and food producers to look for both British Lion eggs and egg products.

Two suspects were arrested by Dutch police yesterday, August 10, over the recent egg scandal, according to Reuters. However, Belgium has blamed the Netherlands and more specifically a Dutch company Chickfriend. Also in Belgium, several locations were searched.

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The move came as Dutch investigators detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of the pesticide at poultry farms.