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Toxic eggs found in Germany and Netherlands reached Sweden

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Staff Writer | August 6, 2017
Eggs containing a toxic pesticide that have been pulled from supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany also reached Sweden.
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Food safety   Tracking work is ongoing
Sweden’s National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket, NFA) says that it cannot be certain how many of the eggs have already been sold to Swedish consumers, but stressed that they are not dangerous to eat, reports news wire TT.

Millions of eggs contaminated with the pesticide Fipronil have been withdrawn from sale in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Around 180 producers in the Netherlands have been forced to put their operations on hold and many have also culled livestock, according to the report, The Local reports.

The NFA received on Friday notification from the EU’s warning system that some of the affected eggs had been shipped to Sweden.

“The eggs have been delivered to a small wholesaler, who has received a delivery from a supplier who has been found to be linked to one of the closed farms,” NFA inspector Petra Fohgelberg told TT.

The shipment in question reached Sweden yesterday but did not make it to any shops or restaurants, writes TT.

Fohgelberg added that it was possible that the pesticide-containing eggs have been part of previous shipments.

“Tracking work on previous shipments is ongoing,” she said.


 

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