Europe contaminated egg scandal

Added On August 11, 2017

Denmark is the latest EU country put on egg alert, after reports that 20 tons of contaminated eggs have been sold there.

According to a press release by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, the eggs were contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil and mainly sold to Danish canteens and catering.
Fipronil is a pesticide effective on a large number of pests. It is considered slightly poisonous by the World Health Organization and so is forbidden on entering the food chain to prevent damage to the human liver, thyroid and kidney.
The eggs are alleged to have been imported by Danish company Danaeg Products, from a Belgian subcontractor, and they were originally from Holland.
On Wednesday, 40 cooked eggs were found contaminated with fipronil at a bakery in Denmark.
The Danish food authorities are closely monitoring the case, saying that it can not be ruled out that more cases will arise with further investigations.