European Union discusses the scandal with contaminated eggs at the beginning of september

European Union discusses the scandal with contaminated eggs at the beginning of september

The ministers of agriculture of countries in the European Union to discuss the scandal with the fipronil-contaminated eggs on the 5th of september.

The ministers would the matter on 26 september to discuss on a eiertop, but Germany has earlier insisted.

The countries at the beginning of september informal meeting in Tallinn, the capital of permanent EU president Estonia. The EU commissioners Phil Hogan (Agriculture) and Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health and food safety) to talk to the members of the government than about the state of affairs.

Andriukaitis said last week’s summit to wish to invest about the eiercrisis, to draw lessons and to put an end to the mutual quarrels. So have members from the Netherlands and Belgium, criticism of each other have been expressed about their approach. Although the hatchet said to have been buried, is still a lot unclear.

The netherlands

Poultry farms in the Netherlands call the company Chickfriend from Barneveld, if the cause of the problems. Chickfriend would be in the control of chicken mite, illegal drugs have used to a lot of fipronil in sat. That speck of dust I can large concentrations of hazards for the health.

In the Netherlands the Second Chamber next week Thursday back from recess to talk about the fipronilschandaal. A majority in the Chamber for a debate with Dutch minister Edith Schippers (Health) and secretary of state, Martijn van Dam (Economic Affairs).

Schippers said Friday that, in retrospect, one of the parties is not well-acted. That is true for the entrepreneurs who had been able to verify that the substances that their stables were treated, however, permitted were, for supervisor NVWA that previous research had been able to do and, of course, for Chickfriend that the use of prohibited substances.

“Ultimately, you look with the knowledge of now back and see you: if there are several things else were gone, then it was different walked,” says Schippers.

In addition to eighteen EU countries are Switzerland, Lebanon, and hong Kong affected by the affair with the insecticide, which in the Netherlands and Belgium illegally was used to the chicken mite in kippenstallen to kill. In a number of countries infected eggs withdrawn from the market.


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