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18 August 2017
More Fipronil-tainted Eggs Found in Korea; Govt Apologises for Fiasco
SOUTH KOREA - The government offered an apology again on Friday for the ballooning concerns over food safety stemming from eggs contaminated with illegal insecticides or chemicals, while promising to beef up a nationwide system to prevent similar cases...
AAAP Inducts 19 More Avian-health Professionals into Hall of Honour
US - Recognising their many contributions to the world poultry industry, the American Association of Avian Pathologists recently inducted 19 more avian-health professionals into its Hall of Honour....
17 August 2017
Two Dutch Men Appear in Court Over EU Egg Tainting Scandal
EU - Two Dutch men arrested in connection with the ongoing egg scandal in Europe have appeared in court on Tuesday this week, reports Chris McCullough for ThePoultrySite....
Groups Say Eggs, Chicken Safe to Eat
PHILIPPINES - Two groups of poultry raisers on Wednesday crammed a restaurant that fried chicken built and feasted on its bestseller, along with "balut" (developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell), in a public demonstration intended...
16 August 2017
Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
US - At the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida, 147 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. ...
15 August 2017
Dutch Egg Scandal Spreads to 17 Countries Worldwide
GLOBAL - Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed, in a food scare caused by a pesticide that was sprayed on chickens in The Netherlands to treat them for ticks, flies and lice, reports Chris McCullough....
Hong Kong to Check Imported Poultry Eggs from All EU Countries
HONG KONG - The food safety authority of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) yesterday decided to further enhance checks on eggs at import level and expand the measure to poultry eggs from all countries of the European Union (EU)....
UAE Restricts Philippine Poultry Imports
UAE - The UAE is restricting imports from an affected province of Philippines which has been hit with its first outbreak of avian flu, said the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Monday....
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Announces Exclusive Partnership with PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for...
Contaminated Dutch Eggs Should be Wake-up Call for Retailers, Says BFREPA
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) is calling on retailers to change their egg sourcing policies after 700,000 contaminated Dutch eggs made it in to the UK food chain....
France Orders National Investigation Amid Europe Tainted Egg Scandal
FRANCE - France has ordered a national investigation into all egg-product manufacturers in the wake of Europe's insecticide-tainted egg scandal, French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said on Wednesday....
11 August 2017
Egg Probe Widens to Chicken Meat Tests
NETHERLANDS - In a new twist in Europe's tainted egg scandal, Dutch authorities have announced that they had started testing chicken meat coming from affected poultry farms to determine whether it, too, was contaminated....
Dutch Police Make Arrests in Contaminated Eggs Case
NETHERLANDS - Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said....
British Egg Processors Criticise Buying Policies of UK’s Major Supermarkets
UK - British egg processors have criticised the buying policies of the UK’s major supermarkets after several of them have been forced to withdraw products from sale because they contain non-UK eggs contaminated with residues of Fipronil, which is unauthorised...
Belgium to Set Up Task Force to Support Poultry Sector After Tainted Egg Scandal
BELGIUM - Belgium will set up a task force to examine all possible measures to support the poultry sector following the insecticide-contaminated egg scandal, a spokesman of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed Thursday....
09 August 2017
Consumers Should Always Look for British Lion Mark on Eggs, Says BEIC
UK - The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has issued a statement regarding the Dutch egg scandal, noting that approximately 180 farms, including egg farms, in the Netherlands have had restrictions imposed preventing them from moving eggs, manure and...
Direct Interaction with Consumers Helps Dispel Ag Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record straight on what they do and why they do it....
Dutch Egg Scandal Spreads to UK, France
UK & FRANCE - The United Kingdom and France have said that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered their countries, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal....
08 August 2017
Contaminated Egg Scandal Leads to Empty Supermarket Shelves
NETHERLANDS - The contaminated egg scandal in the Netherlands has led to empty shelves in the supermarkets and it will be at least until the end of the week before supplies are back to normal, according to food retail umbrella group CBL....
Ministry Issues Circular on Egg Imports from Netherlands
UAE - The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) issued a circular to the concerned local authorities to ensure that the country’s markets are free of contaminated eggs imported from the Netherlands. ...
Dutch Eggs Contaminated with Fipronil Delivered to France, Says Ministry
FRANCE - France's agriculture ministry yesterday confirmed that 13 batches of Dutch eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil have been delivered to two different egg-product manufacturing factories in central-western France between 11 and 26 July....
07 August 2017
Ban on Poultry Products Driving Prices Up in Mozambique
MOZAMBIQUE - The ban imposed in June by the authorities on imports of all birds and their derivatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in those countries is driving prices up in Mozambique....
Belgium Aware of Dutch Egg Scandal but Did Not Speak Out
BELGIUM - Belgium has been aware of a potential problem with fipronil in the poultry sector since June, its food safety agency admitted, adding that it did not say anything because of a fraud investigation....
03 August 2017
Dutch Poultry Farms Closed Down; Eggs Recalled Following Toxic Contamination
NETHERLANDS - Authorities in The Netherlands have shut down around 180 poultry farms and recalled over one million eggs following the detection of a toxic substance in samples, reports Chris McCullough....
Israel Authorities Destroy 6,000 Eggs
ISRAEL - In an operation on Tuesday night, Israel Police officers, Tax Authority supervisors, and Egg and Poultry Board members raided several businesses who were selling unsupervised eggs....
 
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