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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....
Germany Vigilant After Massive Recall of Tainted Eggs
GERMANY - German authorities are on high alert after neighboring Belgium and the Netherlands issued a recall for millions of contaminated eggs. The scare was caused by a toxic insecticide that could adversely affect human health....
02 August 2017
Authority Discusses Challenges Facing Local Poultry Industry
UAE - The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, organised, in co-operation with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi, a workshop entitled, "The Challenges of Producing and Marketing Poultry." ...
Gove: UK-US Trade Deal Would Mot Allow Chlorinated Chicken Imports
UK & US - The UK would back out of any trade deal that required it to accept lower standards, such as allowing imports of chlorinated chicken from the US, the environment secretary has said, deepening the cabinet split over the issue....
01 August 2017
Chicken Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies
UK - Experts in poultry health have helped one of the UK’s largest food businesses to slash its antibiotic usage in the past two years, by adopting an holistic approach to animal well-being....
Suspected Fake Eggs Sent for Examination; Govt Says Eggs Not Fake
BANGLADESH - Police on Sunday seized a large quantity of eggs which were suspected to be artificial from Patiya upazila of Chittagong and sent them to the court for examination....
28 July 2017
EU Report Shows More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
27 July 2017
Chlorinated Chickens Overshadow US-UK Trade Talks
US & UK - This week, Britain and the US commenced talks on the potential for post-Brexit trade, though the talks have been overshadowed by concerns in Britain particularly over whether Britain would be forced to lower its food standards to accommodate...
21 July 2017
High Levels of Antibiotic-resistance in Indian Poultry Farming Raises Concerns
INDIA - A new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics - including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide....
20 July 2017
Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use
CANADA - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials...
No Specific Case of Plastic Rice, Sugar, Eggs Detected, Says Govt
INDIA - Allaying consumer fears and belying media reports, the government on Tuesday informed Parliament that no specific case of presence of plastic rice, sugar and eggs had been detected in the country....
17 July 2017
Report Says UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
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