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Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:19:58 pm »
A very small number of eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year.

Some of the eggs, which originated from the Netherlands, were also found in France, the country's agricultural ministry said.

The UK's Food Standards Agency say the risk to the public is very low.

The  agency is "urgently investigating" the issue, but to the best of their knowledge, the affected products are no longer on shelves.

It says there is no need for people in Britain to avoid eating eggs and any potential exposure is unlikely to harm.

The revelations come after the supermarket chain Aldi withdrew all eggs from sale in its stores in Germany last week.

Tests had shown the chemical fipronil, which can harm kidneys, liver and thyroid glands, was found in the eggs.

It  is feared that farmers in the Netherlands may now need to cull millions  of birds as it seeks to eradicate traces of the insecticide from  production, according to LTO, a Dutch farming organisation.

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Re: Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 05:21:01 pm »
*hiaz* pesticide contamination .... I think I will stop eating vegetables from chap-chai-perng stalls ....
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