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Two Batches Of 'Potentially Contaminated' Eggs Identified In Italy

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NAS Carabinieri, the health unit of the Italian police, has discovered two new batches of eggs that it says have potentially been contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, according to Ansa.

The publication reports that around 60,000 units intended for human consumption and 32,000 for animals have been seized in the cities of Viterbo and Ancona.

The Italian authorities are now conducting inspections, taking samples, and making requisitions. They are also conducting tests on products made from egg.

Concerns over contaminated eggs began earlier this month, after farms in the Netherlands were reported to have used fipronil, a toxic insecticide that is banned from use in the production of food for human consumption.

Since this discovery, millions of egg products have been removed from supermarket shelves across Europe, including Germany, and the UK.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Francesca Volpe. Sign-up for a subscription to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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