Albert Heijn, Colruyt and Delhaize have decided to remove eggs from the Belgian supermarkets.
Their decision has been made after a high concentration of toxic fipronil was discovered at the beginning of August in eggs from Netherlands. Fipronil, an substance used to treat animals’ parasites and animals’ diseases, can be dangerous for the liver or the kidneys. This is why it is not allowed to use it on animals that are supposed to be eaten.
Although the Belgian Federal agency for food chain (Afsca) stated last Thursday the eggs sold in Belgium are not dangerous, both politicians and scientists pointed out the fact that Afsca was aware of such a contamination for about two months and refused to publish the results of the tests it made on eggs.
This is why some companies have made the decision to preventively remove eggs from their supermarkets.