Eggs contaminated with the hazardous insecticide Fipronil have been sold in Luxembourg.
Eggs found to be contaminated with toxic insecticide Fipronil have been sold in Luxembourg.
A joint statement published by the health and agriculture ministries on Tuesday afternoon said that they were informed that contaminated eggs had been sold in Aldi.
After the scandal first broke out in the Netherlands, the contaminated eggs have been taken from the shelves in Belgium, Germany and now Luxembourg. The Belgian government has come under pressure because it already knew in June about the contamination of some Belgian produced eggs.
The batches affected in Luxembourg are those with a best before date of 15 or 16 August bearing identification numbers X-NL42364-XX and X-NL43868-XX. The latter batch should not be eaten by young children while the former poses no health risk to consumers.
All stock from these batches has been withdrawn from sale by Aldi.
Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide which disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride channels. According to Toxipedia, it poses “moderate acute toxicity to people and mammals”.