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Eggs scandal: 700,000 poison eggs sent to UK

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Would you like those scrambled or fried? And what exactly is Moderately dangerous?

About 700,000 eggs have been sent to the UK from potentially contaminated Dutch farms, up from an early estimate of 21,000, the food watchdog has said.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health.

However, 11 products containing egg - including sandwiches and salads - have been withdrawn from supermarkets.

Dutch police have now arrested two people suspected of using the insecticide fipronil.

The FSA said the 700,000 figure represented 0.007% of eggs eaten in the UK each year.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40889414

But wait..there's more..

German chemical giant BASF to restrict use of pesticide in egg scandal

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The insecticide scandal only became public on August 1st when authorities in the Netherlands ordered eggs pulled from supermarket shelves and urged shoppers to throw any they had away.

Contaminated eggs have since been discovered in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Britain and France, with several supermarkets pulling millions of eggs off the shelves.

Fipronil is commonly used in veterinary products to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks, but is banned by the EU from being used to treat animals destined for human consumption, such as chickens.

In large quantities, the insecticide is considered by the World Health Organisation to be "moderately hazardous" and can have dangerous effects on people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.

More:https://www.thelocal.de/20170810/german-chemical-giant-basf-to-restrict-use-of-pesticide-in-egg-scandal

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5 hours ago, Everested said:

You would think the UK produces enough of it's own to fill the market no?  Prob another case of we buy in cheap crap and export quality.

Plenty of egg farms around here :D every has an allotment to grow and everyone has chickens... Well mostly!

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27 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Plenty of egg farms around here :D every has an allotment to grow and everyone has chickens... Well mostly!

Thats what i mean, really strange lol.  I hate to think what goes in them here, well now i am in Kathmandu again, back in the village everything is free range although boney chicken with meat tough like pork takes some getting used too!

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