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900,000 eggs recalled in western Germany due to insecticide fears

Staff Writer | August 1, 2017
A huge quantity of eggs originating from Belgium has been recalled from shops in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
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Food safety   The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
This comes after testing found they contained high levels of an insecticide.

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) announced on Monday that close to 900,000 eggs have been recalled due to excessive levels of the insecticide Fipronil, the Rheinische Post reported.[break]

Fipronil is used to stop the spread of ticks, fleas and other insects.

Some 2.9 million of the eggs had been delivered to NRW, 875,000 of which had already arrived in shops.

Affected eggs bear one of two stamps: 1-NL 4128604 or 1-NL 4286001, and were laid between July 9th and July 21st.

It is not clear which brands have been impacted.