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Old 07.08.2017, 21:20
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Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

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"Swiss supermarkets have removed eggs from their shelves after millions of the product contaminated with a toxic pesticide were pulled from stores and destroyed in the Netherlands and Germany.

Discount supermarket giant Aldi said Friday it was pulling all Dutch eggs from its shelves in Germany over an insecticide scandal that has spread to food stores across Europe.

Eggs were also withdrawn by supermarkets in Switzerland, but the authorities who approved the recall urged people not to panic.

"The quantities observed so far do not endanger the health of consumers," said the Swiss Food Safety Authority (OSAV).

Aldi said it was making the move "purely as a precaution" but acknowledged it could lead to "market shortages" for eggs in Europe's top economy.

Authorities in Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland all said they were tracking shipments and removing eggs, as the impact of the affair widened.

Aldi pulled all of the Dutch eggs after it emerged that at least three million tainted with a toxic insecticide had made their way to Germany and been sold.

A regional agriculture minister in Germany, Christian Meyer of Lower Saxony, told ZDF public television Friday that it was now believed 10 million contaminated eggs might have reached Germany."

https://www.thelocal.ch/20170805/ins...to-switzerland

Seems the Belgians didn't bother to warn anyone else.

"Belgium has admitted it knew in June that eggs from Dutch farms might be contaminated with an insecticide - a month before the issue became public.

The information was not shared because of a fraud investigation, a spokeswoman for Belgium's food safety agency said."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40841411
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Old 08.08.2017, 21:57
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

Coop, Migros and Denner have also recalled eggs

So much for Swiss quality as a reason not to buy in surrounding countries.
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Old 08.08.2017, 22:03
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

Didn't even know one could buy Dutch eggs here.
Thought I found the reason for my problem of the last two days . But nope, my eggs are Swiss.
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Old 08.08.2017, 23:08
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So much for Swiss quality as a reason not to buy in surrounding countries.
The potentially poisonous eggs are Dutch, not Swiss.
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The potentially poisonous eggs are Dutch, not Swiss.
It's more that he thought he'd buy Swiss Eggs in Swiss supermarkets by default i think.
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Old 08.08.2017, 23:34
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It's more that he thought he'd buy Swiss Eggs in Swiss supermarkets by default i think.
Fair point. Though I would have thought that we'd have all learnt after the Belgian business a few years ago to check the provenance of everything we buy.
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Old 08.08.2017, 23:48
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

I don't know what are you talking about ...

I have already received a WhatsApp notification this morning from my better half spending her holidays in Zimbabwe. News spread down there faster than on the EF.

"Please my people, if you recently bought eggs from Aldi, Lidl and other markets, Pls pls pls kindly throw them away because it contains dangerous insecticide that is very deadly to human life. If you doubt me, check your internet now... Aldi is already withdrawing all eggs from sales. Please forward this message and save life. God bless you."
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Old 09.08.2017, 00:01
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Didn't even know one could buy Dutch eggs here.
Thought I found the reason for my problem of the last two days . But nope, my eggs are Swiss.
I bought some ready cooked picnic eggs in Denner at the end of July; 1st August eggs painted red with a white cross on them.

Just went to check them, the label says cooked and painted in Switzerland but nothing about their origin

As they are painted I cannot check the stamp of origin
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

Totally ridiculous panic. You would need to eat a thousand eggs before you received a dangerous level of the toxin....
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

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..because it contains dangerous insecticide that is very deadly to human life...... Please forward this message and save life...."
They are moderately dangerous, not a deadly threat. Of course, they should dump them back on Belgian authorities, but unnecessary panic is .. eh .. uhm ... unnecessary
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Old 09.08.2017, 00:16
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

It's simple. Crack open the eggs. Do they contain live insects? If not, then they might be contaminated by insecticide. If they do contain live insects, then they're clearly fit to eat.

I ought to get paid for this sort of advice.
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Old 09.08.2017, 00:23
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It's simple. Crack open the eggs. Do they contain live insects? If not, then they might be contaminated by insecticide. If they do contain live insects, then they're clearly fit to eat.

I ought to get paid for this sort of advice.
Sound advice.

Small correction to procedure. Only after 2.5h of boiling in the pot.
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Old 09.08.2017, 00:25
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

And right when I learned to eat eggs for breakfast in London . I wonder how long we have been eating these funky eggs.
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Totally ridiculous panic. You would need to eat a thousand eggs before you received a dangerous level of the toxin....
Results of testing fipronil levels range from 0.0031 to 1.2 mg per kg in NL chicken eggs and from 0.0015 to 0.0156 mg per kg in chicken meat.

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) said the level for children is exceeded by some chicken eggs.

A fipronil concentration of 0.72 mg/kg can be regarded as the maximum concentration in chicken eggs at which no acute health risk exists
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

Stick to organic, at least them bugs is n'trl like...
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Old 09.08.2017, 08:17
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

For once, I'm very happy to belong to a program which delivers local farm eggs straight in my mail box every fortnight! A bit more expensive than supermarket ones, but I can go say hello to the chickens who laid them if I want to
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

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Stick to organic, at least them bugs is n'trl like...
If you would see the conditions that hens are kept in, then organic is really the only option.
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Old 10.08.2017, 21:47
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

It seems like some other countries have "tonnes" more problems with their toxic eggs than dealt with locally:

Denmark finds 20 tonnes of tainted eggs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40891052
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Re: Supermarkets Remove Dutch Eggs Due to Pesticide Contamination

Guess the UK was lucky then, they've only found 700,000 so far.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40889414
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It seems like some other countries have "tonnes" more problems with their toxic eggs than dealt with locally:

Denmark finds 20 tonnes of tainted eggs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40891052
"The insecticide can damage people's kidneys"

Thanks god I drink red wine and don't eat eggs
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