All eggs available in local market ‘fit for consumption’
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.