NVWA investigates use of fipronil in poultry sector
The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is investigating the use of fipronil in the poultry sector, where the use of this substance is prohibited. The investigation has led the NVWA to take measures at a number of businesses, which include seven poultry farms where transport has been halted. Four businesses have furthermore been forced to recall their eggs from trade. Although fipronil has been found in these eggs, there is nevertheless no immediate public health risk.
Journalists who have any questions about this press release can contact the NVWA Press Office at +31 88 22 33 700.