Fipronil egg contamination scandal: Full list of withdrawn products

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Any potentially-contaminated eggs or egg products still on store shelves are being withdrawn, officials said.

Any products identified as being at risk are in the process of being removed from shelves.

British food safety authorities say far more eggs possibly tainted with the pesticide Fipronil have been imported to the United Kingdom from elsewhere in Europe than previously thought.

Around 85% of eggs consumed in Britain are laid in the UK.

The Netherlands had closed 180 poultry farms last week, since the scandal came to the public's attention in late July and following a series of tests said that 138 would remain closed, with one batch of eggs posing "an acute danger of public health".

Though no illnesses have been reported, prosecutors said there is evidence that public health has been threatened by "the delivery or application of the biocide Fipronil in poultry houses in the egg sector".

Image shows suspicious eggs being destroyed in the Netherlands, on August 3, 2017.

"Many of the eggs involved were mixed with other eggs which have not come from affected farms so Fipronil residues will be highly diluted", the agency said.

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Aldi said it was "purely precautionary" and added that those sold in its United Kingdom outlets are produced in Britain.

The FSA said the 700,000 eggs now in the food chain mainly affected processed food in which egg is one ingredient among many, such as in sandwich fillings or chilled foods.

Denmark is believed to be the 10th country affected by the widening scandal, with Romania and Luxembourg among the latest to report finding contaminated products.

"Fipronil is an insecticide that is found in veterinary products used for pet animals", running, ticks and mites.

The majority of the eggs have originated from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium and Germany.

Jones said: "The egg industry believes that this is a great opportunity for retailers to listen to the concerns of their customers and reassure them by specifying the use of British eggs, and using the "Made with British Lion eggs" logo on packs".

The insecticide can damage people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands if eaten in large quantities.

The minister said the move comes in a hope to have "much more fruitful and rapid exchanges of information" with his European Union (EU) partners in the future. "It is a matter of two officers of the company who has probably applied the product in the poultry farms", presented as Chickfriend by the media of the netherlands, has indicated to the AFP Marieke van der Molen, a spokesman of the prosecutor of the netherlands.

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