HK imported tainted European eggs

Local | 11 Aug 2017 7:52 pm

Hong Kong was among the 13 countries that imported contaminated eggs or egg products, European Union Officials say. 

The say say 15 European Union members plus China and Switzerland also have reported receiving contaminated eggs or egg products. 

Several producers in the Netherlands and Belgium are under investigation after eggs there were found to have been treated with a product containing pesticide Fipronil. EU trade and agriculture spokesman Daniel Rosario said today that farms have also been blocked in France and Germany. He named 13 other countries that have received products from affected farms. 

Rosario said Sweden, Britain, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Denmark and non-EU member Switzerland were among importers. 

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