The use of Fipronil on food producing animals and facilities in Belgium and Nederland is not legal according to EU legislation, and unacceptable to the Danish authorities. All necessary measures are taken to trace the distribution of eggs from the contaminated farms and to establish the relevant withdrawal in the food sector.
Use of Fipronil has not been detected in egg laying farms in Denmark, and the ongoing investigations have not detected any exceedance of the legal limits established in the EU.
Denmark has imported certain amounts of egg products originating from the involved farms. A thorough investigation is in process, and withdrawal measures have been taken.
The Danish risk assessment institute – DTU Food – in the Danish Technical University has informed that the level of Fipronil found in eggs produced in Belgium and the Netherlands, and exported to Denmark, does not constitute a health risk to the consumers.