Denmark says 20 tons of insecticide-tainted eggs were imported

The health crisis of fipronil in eggs has continued

Major supermarkets across the country are urgently recalling millions of fresh salads, sandwiches and fillers after the Food Standards Agency revealed that around 700,000 eggs linked to a contamination scare on European farms have been sent to the United Kingdom and may have already been eaten by British consumers.

The egg scandal started in Belgium which is the source of the fipronil found in Dutch eggs. In large quantities, it causes liver, kidney and thyroid damage to humans, though likely as a result of either long-term or direct exposure to the chemical.

The food regulator claimed on Monday that only 21,000 had been imported from implicated farms.

The British Egg Industry Council said: "British egg producers have reiterated the need for consumers and food producers to look for British Lion eggs and egg products following the FSA's announcement that some processed foods are being withdrawn from sale as they may have been made with non-UK eggs contaminated with Fipronil".

The FSA said it had discovered up to 700,000 eggs had been imported to the United Kingdom from farms linked to use of the insecticide, Fipronil, which is banned in food-producing animals.

Fipronil is not deemed to be a risk to food safety, but is not authorised for use in food producing animals.

The products that are being withdrawn by retailers include egg salads, sandwiches, mayonnaise and egg snack pots.

But experts say the current food safety risk is not acute.

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So far, contaminated eggs from the Netherlands have been found in Belgium, Germany, France and Britain.

"They are suspected of putting public health in danger by supplying and using fipronil in pens containing egg-laying chickens", a statement said. Last Friday, it said there was no evidence the United Kingdom was affected at all.

It comes after the agency said on Monday that a "very small number" of eggs distributed in Britain were believed to be from affected farms and that the risk to the public was "very low".

The Dutch investigation, they added, is focusing on a Dutch company that allegedly applied the Fipronil, the presumed Belgian supplier and a Dutch trader who worked together with the supplier.

The European-wide egg contamination was the latest of a number of food safety challenges linked to foreign eggs, British Lion Egg Processors said.

The scare started in the Netherlands and Belgium and it is thought that Dutch disinfectant is at fault. It said farmers had contracted a company to treat their birds against red mite, expecting that the treatment used would be effective and safe.

The Food Standards Agency said it had found evidence that some 700,000 eggs had been imported over the period it is known fipronil was being used on Dutch poultry farms, Europe's biggest exporter of eggs.

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