Belgium investigates dozens of poultry farms on fipronil

Belgium investigates dozens of poultry farms on fipronil

Belgium investigates 57 poultry farms on the possible contamination with the harmful pesticide fipronil.

This Minister of Agriculture Denis Ducarme Sunday brought out.

A part of the companies that has done business with ChickFriend, the bestrijdingsbedrijf from Barneveld that the means of the prohibited substance in many Dutch barns has sprayed. The products of the companies are now banned from the market in order to protect consumers, according to the minister.

Within a few days, expect the Belgian authorities to the results of the research to the companies.

The French authorities are checking, with the help of the Belgian authorities, as a precaution, or fipronil in the French pluimveehandel is used. According to the French there are currently no indications that infected eggs in France are put on the market and that there is therefore no reason to care.

Research of the Netherlands Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) has shown that, in the eggs of at least 152 companies in the Netherlands fipronil. The NVWA advises consumers to purchased eggs to two to eicodes. The list of eggs in which fipronil is found is constantly updated


What are the dangers of eating infected eggs?

See also:
Background: What we know so far about the contaminated eggs

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