12 August, 2017
At first, it was thought that 21,000 contaminated eggs had reached the United Kingdom from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare.
Smaller numbers of eggs were reported in Luxembourg and Slovakia, but authorities in those countries either destroyed the products containing the eggs or sent them back to their producers.
Dutch and Belgian authorities are carrying out raids as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms.
In the Netherlands, investigators seized the suspects' bank assets and real estate "because crime can not be rewarded", they said.
Dutch investigators today arrested two suspects in connection with a probe into the discovery of the chemical in European eggs. This insecticide if consumed in high quantities can cause damage to kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.
In Britain, the Food Standards Agency said it had found more eggs than previously believed had entered the food chain, mainly through processed food.
At least 11 European states have recalled eggs from their grocery stores after a scandal broke out around risky fipronil insecticide contamination, a source in the European Commission told Sputnik on Friday.
It is believed the toxic substance was introduced to poultry farms by a Dutch business named Chickfriend, and was initially brought in to treat red lice, a nasty parasite in chickens.
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An Aldi UK spokesman said: "There's no impact on Aldi in the UK, and all Aldi UK's eggs are 100 per cent British".
Twenty tonnes of fipronil-contaminated eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country's Veterinary and Food Administration said on Thursday.
"'I'm confident that acting quickly is the right thing to do", Heather Hancock, chairman of the UK Food Standard Agency, said Thursday.
According to the Agency, in the United Kingdom infected mainly semi-finished products and processed products, where eggs are only one of many ingredients.
The investigation is being done by Dutch food safety authority NVWA's investigative department, on behalf of the Public Prosecutor.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Britain said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health.