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Dozens of leghenbedrijven shut down after find prohibited substance fipronil

Dozens of leghenbedrijven shut down after find prohibited substance fipronil

The Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) has dozens of leghenbedrijven as a precaution blocked because the prohibited substance fipronil as possible in the eggs. Inspectors take samples of eggs, chicken manure, reported to the NVWA Wednesday.

Last Saturday were already seven other poultry farms shut down. The relevant companies must have their supplied eggs to recall. It is still unclear where the contaminated eggs have ended up and how the infection was exactly was happened.

“In the investigation, the NVWA until now in eggs, no concentrations were found to be a direct threat to the public health,” said the inspector. By prolonged consumption of eggs where fipronil seem to be, it can be harmful for the health.

Fipronil is used as a pesticide. It also sits at vlooienbandjes of cats and dogs.

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