Contaminated eggs reached the UK

German supermarket chain removes eggs from shelves amid pesticide scare

The body said buyers should look for the British Lion mark to ensure they are getting "safe British eggs", which are around 85% of the eggs eaten annually in the UK.

"As there have been reports from more and more (German) federal states about the discovery of fipronil in eggs, Aldi South and Aldi North have made a decision to remove all eggs from sale across the country", the two operators of Aldi supermarkets said in a joint statement.

It comes after Aldi and Lidl pulled all Dutch eggs from its shelves in Germany last week as the scandal spread through Europe.

The French agriculture ministry also said Monday that on July 28 a poultry farm at Pas-de-Calais in northern France was put under surveillance after the farmer told authorities a Belgian supplier had provided him with the tainted product in question.

The FSA says it is urgently investigating and indications so far are that the eggs are no longer on sale.

It is feared that farmers in the Netherlands may now need to cull millions of birds as it seeks to eradicate traces of the insecticide from production, according to LTO, a Dutch farming organisation.

Belgium has been aware of a potential problem with fipronil in the poultry sector since June, its food safety agency admitted, adding that it did not say anything because of a fraud investigation.

European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen today said that the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany warned other member states through the EU's art system that the may have exported contaminated eggs in August.

Facing pressure from Germany and the Netherlands, Ducarme promised "complete transparency".

Fipronil is commonly used in veterinary products to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks.

But it is banned from being used to treat animals destined for human consumption, such as chickens.

The substance is absorbed into the skin or feathers of chickens and then passes into the eggs.

For the World Health Organisation (WHO), fipronil is "moderately toxic" but in high concentrations, it could have risky effects on kidney, liver and thyroid gland function.

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