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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia”

Geronimo Branescu, director of the government Veterinary Health and Food Safety Authority, said there was "no suspicion or notification from the European Union. about another lot of eggs tainted" with the pesticide Fipronil.

Shell shock The Netherlands, one of the largest exporters of eggs and egg products in the world, is in the eye of a storm over an egg scandal.

Nearly all lab tests show that only very low levels of Fipronil - seven to 10 times lower than the maximum permitted - have been detected in eggs from the treated chickens, although one test in Belgium was above the European limit.

The EU's executive Commission said on Friday that contaminated eggs have been found at producers in four countries; Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

"Blaming and shaming will bring us nowhere and I want to stop this", Vytenis Andriukaitis, the European Commissioner for health and food safety, told AFP as he announced the meeting.

European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Friday that a provisional date for EU ministers and authorities concerned by the scandal to meet has been set for September 26.

European Union trade and agriculture spokesman Daniel Rosario said farms have also been blocked in France and Germany.

Brussels said the 15 affected EU countries were Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden, Britain, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Denmark, along with non-EU Switzerland.

The semi-autonomous Chinese territory of Hong Kong was the only non-European place mentioned that was affected. However, food control agencies are playing down the risks.

The CFS is in contact with egg wholesalers and retailers to discuss precaution measures to prevent the inflow of problematic eggs, she added.

"We regularly inspect and conduct sampling of the eggs and hen farms to ensure compliance with our food safety and animal health standards and requirements", said AVA.

"The company had not used them yet", she said, adding that as a result they had not entered the food chain in Spain. But the German government says more than 10 million eggs may have been distributed in the country alone.

The agency said on Thursday the Danish distributor, Danaeg Products, has been ordered to recall the eggs because "the content is illegal", but "not dangerous".



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