German authorities recall contaminated Dutch eggs

15-Jun-2018 - Germany

German authorities have recalled more than 73,000 Dutch eggs after finding them contaminated with the insecticide fipronil in six German states. 

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German's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment said Tuesday there is no health hazard to consumers and that the eggs are being recalled as a precaution.

 Millions of eggs were pulled from European supermarket shelves last year after it was revealed that fipronil, which can be dangerous to human health, was mixed with another treatment sprayed on chickens for ticks, fleas and lice.

Authorities in the Netherlands say the current case is likely linked to the same contamination, and that the insecticide isn't used any more but could have originated in tainted soil at a Dutch poultry farm. (dpa)

 

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