Federal police and the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Afsca, conducted 11 searches on Thursday in Belgium under the investigation into the presence of the pesticide Fipronil in eggs, the Office of the Prosecutor of Anvers has disclosed.
The Secretary of State for Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, Martijn van Dam, said on Thursday on a Dutch television programme that he had expressed his “unhappiness” to Belgium’s Minister of Agriculture, Denis Ducarme, after the latter accused the Netherlands of being already aware in November 2016 that eggs had…

Contaminated eggs: Two held for questioning

Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:05
The two managers of Chickfriend, the Dutch company involved in the case of eggs contaminated with the pesticide Fipronil, were held for questioning on Thursday within the framework of the judicial inquiry launched into the affair.
One Belgian was among the passengers of a flight from Cairo to Brussels via Zurich on July 13 last on which a package later found to be radioactive was transported.

Lidl pulls Afsca-recall eggs from its shelves

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:57
The Lidl supermarket chain has withdrawn from its shelves all eggs from a supplier concerned by the recall of eggs by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Afsca, following the detection of traces of the pesticide Fipronil in some eggs.

Afsca issues corrected list of recalled eggs

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:52
Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Afsca, published on Wednesday a corrected version of a list containing the codes of eggs that are not to be consumed and which should be returned to the store, the Belgian news agency, Belga, reported.
Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Afsca), under fire for its late communication on the Fipronil scandal, had already been censured in March by the Court of Audit for its lack of supervision of the implementation by operators of an auto-control system aimed at ensuring food…
The crisis of eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil has exposed the bureaucratic nature of the Afsca, Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, says the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions, CSC, which has also slammed the lack of internal and external communication by Afsca Director Herman…
On Saturday evening, Ecolo called for as much transparency as possible during the investigation into how eggs got contaminated by insecticide.
Eggs at several chicken farms which were reported to the Dutch Health Body (NVWA) were contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil.