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8/9/17

Contaminated eggs: Belgium claims Dutch allowed sales of bad eggs for more than eight months - R,Hackwill

The scandal over insecticide-contaminated eggs that were discovered in the Netherlands last week and withdrawn from sale is taking on a European dimension, after the Belgians claimed the Dutch authorities knew about the problem late last year, but did nothing to prevent their export or inform the rest of the EU.

The scandal over insecticide-contaminated eggs that were discovered in the Netherlands last week and withdrawn from sale is taking on a European dimension, after the Belgians claimed the Dutch authorities knew about the problem late last year, but did nothing to prevent their export or inform the rest of the EU.

“Member states have the primary responsibility for conducting investigations and taking the appropriate measures. The European Commission has taken and will continue to take all available measures to assist them in their task,” said Commission spokesman Daniel Rosario.

Eggs are eggs, and can be tracked down and binned, but it is unclear how many have found their way into other things, like pasta or baked goods. Each country will have to perform its own enquiry.

Note EU-Digest: Basically the Dutch Government attitude to the problem is: "you would have to eat a lot of eggs before it would harm you" - like saying poison is only bad for you if you take too much of it. 

Poison is poison and non of it should be in the food chain, period.  

Read more: Belgium claims Dutch allowed sales of contaminated eggs for more than eight months | Euronews

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