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Fipronil in eggs leaves Europe shell-shocked

DNMUM394333 | 8/11/2017 | Author : Mandy Clark | WC :338 | Health

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An egg crisis is engulfing Europe as million of eggs have been withdrawn or destroyed for being suspected of containing high levels of insecticide. Eight countries -- Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Britain and France, and now recently Luxembourg -- so far who have been affected, as eggs discovered on supermarket shelves across major markets have been found to contain Fipronil. This is a toxic insecticide that has the potential to harm human health.
The problem, believed to have originated from Belgian and Dutch poultry farms, was first reported towards the end of July when Belgian health authorities finally admitted that test results on eggs in its poultry farms showed high levels of the i
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