Contaminated eggs : the list of affected products published very soon

The minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert announcement in The Parisian of Tuesday, the next publication of the list of products containing eggs contaminated with fipronil.

“In the coming days, as and to the extent that the analysis results are known, we will make public on the department’s website the name of all of the contaminated products,” explains Mr. Travert in an interview.

Should be published “marks, lot number, packaging date and the date of placing on the market”. This will be “batch tested and identified as contaminated with fipronil at rates in excess of the permitted limit”. “The signs that the wish will be able to inform their customers of the posters in the store” and “in some cases, they will be required to do so,” adds the minister of Agriculture.

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“Likely” that the goods are still with the rays

The minister feels it is “likely” that contaminated products are still in the rays even if he pointed out that “the health risk is very low because of the levels and eating habits in French”.

The origin of the case, the use of fipronil, an insecticide, by companies of disinfection involved in the agricultural holdings in the netherlands, in Belgium, in Germany and in the Pas-de-Calais. The use of this insecticide, commonly used for pets, lice, ticks and mites, is prohibited on animals destined for the food chain in the european Union.

Eggs contaminated with fipronil have been reported in 15 european countries, as well as Switzerland and Hong Kong. The French ministry of Agriculture has identified fourteen institutions involved in the import of eggs or products containing eggs that may contain fipronil.

(With AFP)

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