700k contaminated eggs have been sold in the UK

The health crisis of fipronil in eggs has continued

"The eggs have mostly been sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, and have most probably not been sold in Danish retail stores to any large degree", the agency said, adding the eggs posed no risk to human consumption. Some eggs were sent back, while others were used in minced meat and luncheon meat. 'Destroyed'The NVWA spokeswoman said that restrictions remained in place on 138 farms producing eggs in the Netherlands.

The Agency put out its statement following an investigation into the problem, establishing that many more eggs than it previously believed had come into the United Kingdom from the affected farms.

The FSAI said it would continue to trace any distribution in Ireland.

News broke today that 700,000 eggs contaminated with insecticide Fipronil have been distributed in the United Kingdom and some may have already been consumed.

Poultry farms in the United Kingdom provide the domestic demand for eggs by 85%, and infection fipronil not revealed.

FSA chairwoman Heather Hancock said: "I'm confident that acting quickly is the right thing to do".

The investigation into the fraud at the origin of the contamination of millions of eggs in Europe by the insecticide fripronil accelerated Thursday in Belgium and the netherlands, where the leaders of a company at the heart of the scandal have been arrested.

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Millions of eggs have already been pulled from supermarket shelves in Europe as a result of the scare, while hundreds of thousands of hens may be culled in the Netherlands.

The scare started in the Netherlands and Belgium and it is thought that disinfectant used in products on chicken farms is at fault.

The Dutch authorities said the raids also also focused on a Belgian supplier of fipronil, named in the media as Poultry-Vision, and another Dutch company that colluded with it, which was not identified.

Serbia has not been importing eggs from the Netherlands and citizens need not be concerned, Beta was told by the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday.

Dutch prosecutors added that they were working in coordination with Europol, and in tandem with a similar investigation in Belgium, where authorities also raided several businesses today.

"At that time, there was no indication of an acute risk for food security". She said that all the farms investigated for contamination had used the same company to treat their birds. It is a joint action by the Dutch and Belgian authorities.

Discount supermarket chain Aldi had withdrawn suspect batches sold in Luxembourg but "contaminated eggs were sold on the Luxembourg market", the government announced.

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