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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-12 12:53 AM 
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EU Commissioner calls for summit over major egg contamination scare

Reuters Aug 11 2017

BRUSSELS The European Commissioner in charge of food safety has called for a meeting of ministers and national regulatory agencies to discuss a widespread European contamination scare, which has seen shops remove millions of eggs from sale. Tensions have risen between agricultural ministers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany after traces of the moderately toxic insecticide fipronil were found in batches of eggs, linked by authorities to a Dutch supplier of cleaning products...Millions of eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves, though some national regulators have voiced concern that many contaminated eggs have already entered the food chain, mainly through processed products such as biscuits, cakes and salads. A European Commission spokesman said contaminated eggs had been found in 15 EU countries, as well as non-EU members Switzerland and Hong Kong. He added that farms were blocked in four EU countries - Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands - because they had used cleaning products containing fipronil. Poland's food safety regulator said on Friday that it had seized 40,000 peeled hard-boiled eggs from a batch produced in the Netherlands...While a large number of contaminated eggs would need to be eaten to affect health, fipronil is considered moderately toxic and can cause organ damage in humans.

 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-12 1:01 AM 
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Widening egg scandal hits 17 countries in Europe

AP

...Millions of eggs have been destroyed or pulled from supermarket shelves since July 20, when it was made public that the pesticide Fipronil, which is dangerous to human health, was found mixed with another treatment sprayed on chickens for ticks, fleas and lice, known as Dega 16.Almost all lab tests show that only very low levels of Fipronil - seven to 10 times lower than the maximum permitted - have been detected in eggs from the treated chickens, although one test in Belgium was above the European limit. Poisoning by small doses has few effects and requires little treatment. Heavy and prolonged exposure can damage the kidneys and liver or cause seizures.The scandal has caused major political fallout, with neighbors Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany squabbling over who is to blame, and who knew what and when.

 

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