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11:59, 18 July 2018 Wednesday
17:16, 24 August 2017 Thursday

Italy police seize eggs chickens in insecticide scandal

Fipronil is commonly used to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks from animals but the European Union has banned its use in the food industry.

22:06, 16 August 2017 Wednesday

Belgium to seek compensation in tainted-eggs scandal

It did not identify the target of the civil action, which coincides with criminal inquiries into suspected fraud underway in Belgium and the Netherlands.

15:24, 14 August 2017 Monday

Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Of 80 random samples including baked goods and mayonnaise, 18 revealed tiny traces of the chemical, according to the national Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES).

09:38, 11 August 2017 Friday

EU to call egg scandal crisis meeting

Andriukaitis said that he wanted the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany to stop trading accusations about who is responsible for the scare, which involves fipronil, a chemical that can be harmful to humans.

13:43, 09 August 2017 Wednesday

Netherlands found insecticide in eggs in 2016

Dutch authorities have temporarily closed 138 poultry farms and may cull millions of chickens. 

15:08, 05 August 2017 Saturday

Eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears

Recalls in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and criminal inquiry launched as tests show high levels of insecticide profile

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