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.
An international team, including scientists from the University of Antwerp and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, will fly to Congo on Wednesday.
A new case of an animal contaminated with the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus was detected on a Wangenies breeding farm in the town of Fleurus, the Federal Agency for Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA) said on Monday.
Drug overdoses are becoming increasingly fatal in Europe, where new and numerous "dangerous" substances are being circulated, the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) said in its annual report published on Tuesday.
As of 20 June, general practitioners will also be able to initiate the course of reintegration for patients, Social and Public Health Minister, Maggie De Block, announced on Friday.
Around 10,000 Belgians die each year as a result of cardiac arrest, the Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA) said Tuesday at the launch of the eighth week of the heartbeat, devoted this year to this affliction.
Health Minister Maggie De Block (Open Vld) was given the go-ahead by the government to draft a bill to change the conditions for donating blood.
The abandoning of vaccinations in adults and children can prove dangerous or even fatal, the pediatricians of the Reina Fabiola Children's Hospital (HUDERF) wrote in a statement on Monday.