Belgium in Brief: Stop at the red light, organic recall and birds of prey
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Brussels police set out to tackle pedestrians and cyclists running red lights, organic egg producers have issued a recall notice due to health concerns and the Belgian coastal police invest €80,000 in drones.
Here’s a recap of the news you should know in Belgium this morning:
Nine birds of prey, including a great horned owl and a spotted eagle-owl, were seized near Ghent after authorities tracked down a man found to illegally possess dozens of birds. Six of which are currently still missing. Read more.
Throughout July, the police in the Brussels-Capital-Ixelles area are on the lookout for offences committed by two-wheelers and pedestrians when it comes to traffic, reports BX1. Running a red light in Brussels costs a driver 174 euros, but so does running a red on a bike, or by foot. Read more.
A recall has been issued for organic eggs produced by the brand E.K.E and sold in several supermarkets in Belgium, after food safety authorities detected a slight excess of levels of dioxins in the eggs. Read more
Police units at the Belgian coast have equipped themselves with €80,000 worth of drones in order to help them track irregular arrivals and human trafficking, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday. Read more