Belgium Says Dutch Found Tainted Eggs Back in November 2016

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BRUSSELS — Dutch authorities knew as far back as November that some eggs in the country were contaminated with an insecticide and they failed to notify their European partners at the time, Belgium’s agriculture minister said Wednesday.

Dozens of producers in Belgium and the Netherlands are being investigated for eggs containing Fipronil, which is dangerous to human health. Britain, France, Sweden and Switzerland have also been warned to keep an eye out for tainted eggs. Belgium signaled on July 20 that it had found contamination.

Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme said that Belgium’s food safety agency has official documents “that indicated the presence of Fipronil in Dutch eggs as early as the end of November 2016.”

Ducarme told Belgian lawmakers that “there was concerning this no official communication from the Netherlands.”

He said he wrote to his Dutch counterpart for an…

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