Company behind Fipronil-eggs crisis goes bankrupt

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 13:03
Company behind Fipronil-eggs crisis goes bankrupt © Belga
Agro Remijsen, the company belonging to businessman Patrick Remijsen, owner of Poultry-Vision, has gone bankrupt, the Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday.
This is a direct consequence of the Fipronil crisis, in which eggs destined for human consumption were contaminated by a disinfectant.

Remijsen reportedly delivered the disinfectant, Fipronil, to two Dutch concerns, which illegally used it to rid battery hens of mites. This sparked a health scandal that rocked the whole of Europe.  A judicial investigation is still being carried out on the company, which has been sued for damages totaling millions of euros.

Oscar Schneider
The Brussels Times

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