Insecticide contamination detected in Hungarian eggs
The Hungarian food authority (Nébih) detected banned insecticide fipronil in one batch of Hungarian eggs, the authority said on Monday.
The circumstances of the contamination are under investigation, Nébih said. The batch in question has been withdrawn from circulation, it said.
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 by Hungarian food sales company Ázsia Gastro Élelmiszer. As we wrote before, eggs and egg products contaminated with banned insecticide fipronil have been found in Hungary, Hungarian food safety authority Nébih said on August 15.
Nébih has been closely monitoring Hungarian eggs and egg-products ever since the alert.