China says no risk of contamination from EU egg scare

17 Aug, 2017 4:10 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Agriculture ministry said on Thursday no eggs from Europe have been imported into the country, leaving no risk of contamination from a scare sweeping Europe about the use of a potentially harmful insecticide.

In a monthly ministry briefing, Jin Fazhong, deputy director at the agricultural quality and safety inspection bureau said: “There is no risk of eating poisoned eggs in China.”

Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over the use of the insecticide fipronil, which is forbidden in the food chain and can cause organ damage in humans.

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