Published On: Sat, Aug 5th, 2017

Netherland ‘contaminated eggs’ row: Germany’s Aldi supermarket withdraws all eggs from sales

The world renowned supermarket located in Germany, Aldi supermarket, has withdrawn all those eggs which have been bought from the Netherlands. When the authorities have conducted the test, they have identified the presence of harmful chemical ‘fipronil’ in the eggs brought from the Netherlands. The fipronil is commonly used by the Netherlands’ poultry farms to treat lice and ticks in chicken. Experts say that the ‘fipronil contaminated eggs’ can adversely affect the kidney, liver and thyroid gland of those people who regularly consume it. As per the latest information, nearly ten million contaminated eggs have been sold in Germany. The International media houses report that over 180 poultry farms have been closed by the Netherlands’ authorities. The report adds that a probe has been launched by the concerned authorities over the issue. The Netherlands is one of the largest exporters of the egg in the European continent. Anyway, the recent developments are likely to adversely affect the poultry sector of the country. The country produces nearly 10 billion eggs each year. The Netherlands exports nearly 65 per cent of the total egg it produces. As per the reports, many other countries and organisations which regularly purchase eggs from the Netherlands is likely to take the precautionary step just like the Aldi supermarket. At this moment, it is not clear how the country’s poultry sector will overcome the crisis.


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Netherland ‘contaminated eggs’ row: Germany’s Aldi supermarket withdraws all eggs from sales