Au­thor­i­ties re­call con­tam­i­nated Dutch eggs

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Ger­man au­thor­i­ties have re­called more than 73,000 Dutch eggs af­ter find­ing them con­tam­i­nated with the in­sec­ti­cide fipronil in six Ger­man states. Ger­man’s Fed­eral In­sti­tute for Risk As­sess­ment said Tues­day there is no health hazard to con­sumers and that the eggs are be­ing re­called as a pre­cau­tion. Mil­lions of eggs were pulled from Euro­pean su­per­mar­ket shelves last year af­ter it was re­vealed that fipronil, which can be dan­ger­ous to hu­man health, was mixed with an­other treat­ment sprayed on chick­ens for ticks, fleas and lice. Au­thor­i­ties in the Nether­lands say the cur­rent case is likely linked to the same con­tam­i­na­tion, and that the in­sec­ti­cide isn’t used any more but could have orig­i­nated in tainted soil at a Dutch poul­try farm.

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