Fibronil egg contamination scare: 'UK produce isn't a problem at all', says Egg Industry Council

Fibronil egg contamination scare: 'British produce isn't a problem at all', says Egg Industry Council Chair

Andrew Joret reassured listeners of the safety of British-produced eggs

Friday, August 11, 2017

The chair of the Egg Industry Council has reassured listeners there is no issue of contamination with British eggs. 

A number of supermarkets - Asda, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Morrisons - have withdrawn products containing egg as ingredients in reponse to a warning imported that produce could be contaminated by a pesticide called Fibronil. 

The imported eggs came from farms in the Netherlands, and reports to suggest up to 700,000 contaminated eggs have been distributed to the UK.

But Andrew Joret told Paul Ross and Carole Malone: “I think the first thing to say is that British eggs aren’t a problem at all.

"Anyone buying eggs in shells don’t have to worry about it. The actual problem comes from eggs imported from Holland.

"The FSA itself have said the risk is low, but I guess supermarkets are reacting on a precautionary principle and removing the product because its still within life.

“There’s no danger at all. We’ve tested British eggs and there isn’t a problem."

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