All eggs avail­able in lo­cal mar­ket ‘fit for con­sump­tion’

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices Di­rec­torate said that all the eggs avail­able on the lo­cal mar­ket are fit for con­sump­tion.

All sam­ples taken in re­cent days have all been tested neg­a­tive for Fipronil, ex­cept for three farms that had al­ready been found to be pro­duc­ing eggs with the sub­stance. These farms were and still are be­ing con­trolled by the di­rec­torate.

Fipronil is a broad-spec­trum in­sec­ti­cide and aca­ri­cide. It is au­tho­rised in the EU for use in ve­teri­nary medicine to com­bat in­sects such as fleas, lice, ticks, cock­roaches and mites. Its use on food pro­duc­ing an­i­mals, how­ever, is not per­mit­ted, and it can­not be used on sur­faces where food is pre­pared or bed­ding of food pro­duc­ing an­i­mals.

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