The European Food Alert System (RASFF) detected traces of a banned pesticide in eggs from the Netherlands. Following fears that this was also the case with eggs in Spain, an announcement has been made by Spain’s health board (Aecosan).
The announcement stated that there are no contaminated eggs in circulation in Spain.
Bad batches containing the banned pesticide have been found in batches in the UK, Germany and France alongside other EU countries.
The pesticide, Fipronil can harm people’s kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.