European Union calls eggs talks as scandal spreads to Asia

European Union calls eggs talks as scandal spreads to Asia

Andriukaitis urged the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany - the countries at the epicentre of the crisis - to stop trading accusations about who is responsible for the scare.

The European Commission on Friday said that fifteen European Union (EU) countries plus Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil.

Samples of eggs on sale in Hong Kong have been found to be tainted with unsafe levels of insecticide as a contamination that began in the Netherlands continues to spread.

Nearly all lab tests show that only very low levels of Fipronil - seven to 10 times lower than the maximum permitted - have been detected in eggs from the treated chickens, although one test in Belgium was above the European limit.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Britain said it was very unlikely that there was a risk to public health.

But the World Health Organization said that, when digested in large quantities, the chemical could cause harm to the kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.

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Products in United Kingdom supermarkets were removed on Thursday after it emerged that the initial Food Standards Agency claim that 21,000 contaminated eggs had hit the United Kingdom was a gross underestimate.

"The Centre for Food Safety is now inspecting eggs coming from Europe closely, no matter at the import, or at the retail level", Chan said. But the German government says more than 10 million eggs may have been distributed in the country alone.

Police arrested two people on Thursday in raids on companies in the Netherlands and Belgium.

German Agriculture Ministry spokeswoman Jennifer Reinhard said on Friday "the facts need to be swiftly and fully investigated".

"Information needs to be shared between (EU) member states without delay".

Contamination has not been confirmed, but they came from farms where contaminated eggs were found.

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