NVWA to publish codes of fipronil-contaminated eggs from investigated farms tomorrow

On Thursday afternoon, 3 August 2017, the NVWA will publish all egg codes of companies implicated in the investigation of fipronil-contaminated eggs. These egg codes refer to companies where the investigation has been completed. By checking their egg codes, consumers can make a more informed decision on whether or not to consume these eggs.

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Are my eggs safe?

In recent days, concern among consumers has led to increasing doubts about the safe consumption of eggs. The advice given by the NVWA is to consult its website, which contains the safety warning which the NVWA issued on Monday for the batch of eggs with the code 2-NL-4015502. Consumers can find this egg code on the eggs.

The NVWA website lists the egg codes from batches in which excess concentrations of fipronil have been found, rendering the consumption of these eggs by children inadvisable. If necessary, this list will be modified today and tomorrow to take account of the results of the investigations.

A list of egg codes of businesses whose eggs have already tested positive for fipronil will also be posted on the site. It is mandatory for the businesses on this list to recall their eggs from sale and refrain from all transport. The NVWA will monitor this process and advises customers to consult the list of egg codes on its website as from tomorrow afternoon.

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Journalists who have any questions about this press release can contact the NVWA Press Office at +31 88 22 33 700.