Fipronil : muffins and brownies are removed from the market

Health 27 August, 2017

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Published the 25.08.2017 at 13h41


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The list of products containing eggs contaminated with fipronil continues to grow. The ministry of Agriculture has added 5 references of muffins and 2 brownies. All these products are manufactured in Belgium and are stamped with embossing and Leader Price.

Earlier this week, the ministry has also asked for the withdrawal of pasta alsatian produced in France, as well as a reference of dauphine potatoes.

In total, 32 products have been withdrawn from the market because they contain fipronil at a concentration higher than the regulatory threshold. “Well that do not pose a risk to the health, they are listed in order of consumer information,” says the ministry on its website.

A prohibited substance in the farms

This substance is an insecticide toxicity “moderate” for the man, according to the world Health Organization (WHO). However in Europe, its use is prohibited in the farming of animals for human consumption. It is also prohibited since 2013 in the maize crop, because of its harmful effects to the bees.

In the case of the scandal of the contaminated eggs, two companies, one belgian and one Dutch – were found to have contravened the regulation in spray the cages of chickens to combat lice red. Twenty European countries have imported the eggs of these companies, as well as companies in hong kong.

In response, the French ministry of Agriculture has initiated investigations in the farms of the country and quality control checks to identify contaminated products. For the time being, no inspection has not identified products or materials containing concentrations above the reference dose for acute, “one that could lead to serious troubles in case of ingestion of contaminated food,” says the ministry.