What's new ? - 2018

What's new ? - 2018

Fipronil found in Dutch eggs exported to Germany

13 June, 2018

Around 73,000 Dutch eggs have been withdrawn from German supermarkets after they were found to be contaminated with fipronil. The eggs were supplied by a Dutch biological farm to supermarkets in six German states. Tests had found contamination levels of 0.014, 0.019 and 0.007 mg/kg. EU regulations allow no more than 0.005 mg/kg.
The news comes less than a year after the insecticide found its way into millions of eggs in the Netherlands. Two weeks ago a poultry farmer from Overijssel had to destroy his flock of 3,000 chickens and 45,000 eggs that were ready for distribution after fipronil was found on his farm.