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Portugal safe from contaminated eggs

in News · 10-08-2017 13:03:00 · 0 Comments

Agriculture officials in Portugal have moved to quell fears about contaminated eggs reaching supermarket shelves here, saying none of the affected lots were ever intended for this country.

Portugal safe from contaminated eggs

Instead, national authorities say the contaminated eggs were only circulated in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Denmark.
This comes after it emerged Belgian authorities took around a month to notify European authorities about the discovery of eggs contaminated with an insecticide, the EU’s executive arm has said.
Dozens of poultry farms in Belgium and the Netherlands have been investigated amid the hunt for eggs containing Fipronil, which is dangerous to human health.
Millions of eggs have been pulled from stores in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, while Britain, France, Sweden and Switzerland have been warned that contaminated eggs might be on their territories.
European Commission spokeswoman, Mina Andreeva said “no information about this contamination incident was provided” until 20 July.
Tainted eggs were found in Belgium in June.
She said EU states “have a legal obligation” to notify the commission immediately if they have information about a threat to human health.

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Edition 1437
19 August 2017
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