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m***@btopenworld.com
2017-08-10 13:36:15 UTC
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Around 700,000 eggs implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain and may have already been eaten by consumers, it has emerged.

The Food Standards Agency previously said a total of 21,000 eggs contaminated with a chemical called fipronil had come from the Netherlands to the UK, but today substantially revised its estimate.

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

Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's are all urgently recalling millions of fresh salads, sandwiches and fillers which contain the infected eggs

[should be 'affected' or 'contaminated' eggs.]

Dutch investigators have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several countries.

Dutch prosecutors said in a statement that the two men detained during a series of raids are directors of a company that allegedly used Fipronil in egg farms.

Though no one has been reported as falling sick, prosecutors said there is evidence that public health has been threatened by "the delivery or application of the biocide Fipronil in poultry houses in the egg sector."

The raids in the Netherlands were carried out as part of a joint action with Belgian authorities.

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Aldi and Lidl stores in Germany have already taken millions of eggs off shelves amid fears they are tainted with traces of the pesticide Fipronil.

A spokesman at the British Egg Industry Council said: "All major UK retailers stock British Lion shell eggs and tests have shown that there is no risk from British eggs.

"Most eggs imported into the UK are used by caterers, or are processed for food manufacturers and other businesses for use in products with eggs as an ingredient.

"Food manufacturers, retailers and caterers using processed egg should look for egg products produced within the British Lion Egg Products scheme. This guarantees that they will have been made using British Lion eggs, produced to the highest standards of food safety."
abelard
2017-08-10 13:55:58 UTC
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Post by m***@btopenworld.com
Around 700,000 eggs implicated in a contamination scare have been distributed to Britain and may have already been eaten by consumers, it has emerged.
The Food Standards Agency previously said a total of 21,000 eggs contaminated with a chemical called fipronil had come from the Netherlands to the UK, but today substantially revised its estimate.
In large quantities, fipronil, is considered to be "moderately hazardous" according to the World Health Organisation, and can have dangerous affects on people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.
Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's are all urgently recalling millions of fresh salads, sandwiches and fillers which contain the infected eggs
[should be 'affected' or 'contaminated' eggs.]
Dutch investigators have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several countries.
Dutch prosecutors said in a statement that the two men detained during a series of raids are directors of a company that allegedly used Fipronil in egg farms.
Though no one has been reported as falling sick, prosecutors said there is evidence that public health has been threatened by "the delivery or application of the biocide Fipronil in poultry houses in the egg sector."
The raids in the Netherlands were carried out as part of a joint action with Belgian authorities.
Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.
Aldi and Lidl stores in Germany have already taken millions of eggs off shelves amid fears they are tainted with traces of the pesticide Fipronil.
A spokesman at the British Egg Industry Council said: "All major UK retailers stock British Lion shell eggs and tests have shown that there is no risk from British eggs.
"Most eggs imported into the UK are used by caterers, or are processed for food manufacturers and other businesses for use in products with eggs as an ingredient.
"Food manufacturers, retailers and caterers using processed egg should look for egg products produced within the British Lion Egg Products scheme. This guarantees that they will have been made using British Lion eggs, produced to the highest standards of food safety."
the present claim is the amount is about 1/10,000 or
1/100,000 of fatal dose per egg...

but my source doesn't make clear whether that is the
allowed level or the contaminated level...

more innumerate reptiles and slippery manufacturers

about 1 fatality in 30 years at present
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tory idiots
2017-08-10 14:37:40 UTC
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why is this publicised now?

when millions of gallons of dioxin tainted milk was accepted
by the british government, when it was rejected by europe, as
covered by the german press a few years ago (cameron) ... nothing
was said about it

suddenly "our standards are better?"
tory idiots
2017-08-10 14:39:56 UTC
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so .. there was always a choice .. previously the british govt
had the option of rejecting foodstuffs deemed to be "of a lesser
standard".

but they did not in the case of cameron, a few years ago (milk, dioxins).

now they choose to reject, because they are now saying that european
standards are somehow lesser than british standards
tory idiots
2017-08-10 14:54:41 UTC
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propaganda

like theresa mays assertion that she and her idiots
her corrupt, discredited looters are "the patriots"
BurfordTJustice
2017-08-10 16:02:35 UTC
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Big todo about nothing...move along.



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Around 700,000 eggs implicated in a contamination scare have been
distributed to Britain and may have already been eaten by consumers, it has
emerged.

The Food Standards Agency previously said a total of 21,000 eggs
contaminated with a chemical called fipronil had come from the Netherlands
to the UK, but today substantially revised its estimate.

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

Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's are all urgently recalling millions of fresh
salads, sandwiches and fillers which contain the infected eggs

[should be 'affected' or 'contaminated' eggs.]

Dutch investigators have detained two men suspected of being involved in the
illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety
scare in several countries.

Dutch prosecutors said in a statement that the two men detained during a
series of raids are directors of a company that allegedly used Fipronil in
egg farms.

Though no one has been reported as falling sick, prosecutors said there is
evidence that public health has been threatened by "the delivery or
application of the biocide Fipronil in poultry houses in the egg sector."

The raids in the Netherlands were carried out as part of a joint action with
Belgian authorities.

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves in Germany as
well as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Aldi and Lidl stores in Germany have already taken millions of eggs off
shelves amid fears they are tainted with traces of the pesticide Fipronil.

A spokesman at the British Egg Industry Council said: "All major UK
retailers stock British Lion shell eggs and tests have shown that there is
no risk from British eggs.

"Most eggs imported into the UK are used by caterers, or are processed for
food manufacturers and other businesses for use in products with eggs as an
ingredient.

"Food manufacturers, retailers and caterers using processed egg should look
for egg products produced within the British Lion Egg Products scheme. This
guarantees that they will have been made using British Lion eggs, produced
to the highest standards of food safety."

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