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Insecticide contamination detected in further egg products

Insecticide contamination detected in further egg products

Hungary’s food authority Nébih has detected insecticide fipronil in further egg products, the authority reported on Thursday.

The authority announced on Monday that the presence of the banned chemical was detected in a batch of Hungarian eggs.

Further details concerning the affected products are available at the authority’s website.

Earlier in August, Dutch, Belgian and German egg production plants were closed down after the banned substance was detected in the eggs. The European Union’s rapid alert system for food and feed (RASFF) alerted Hungarian authorities to the presence of fipronil in Tamago Ei-Omelett-Block’s deep-frozen semi-finished products, which had been imported from Germany.

Hungary has been declared free of avian influenza yesterday, according to the regulations of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the farm ministry said.

Source: MTI

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