The Ecolo party on Wednesday called on Walonia’s government to take further measures to broaden the transition to a sustainable agro-ecological model, in addition to steps already announced by the regional executive following the contamination of eggs with the pesticide Fipronil.
“There was no threat to public health”, according to Herman Diricks from the Belgian Agency for Food Safety (Afsca).
Afsca has not brought in tests for the chemical Fipronil, even though the agency was alerted to the fact it was toxic a year ago.
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The Lidl supermarket chain has withdrawn from its shelves all eggs from a supplier concerned by the recall of eggs by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Afsca, following the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…