Edition: United Kingdom  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Hong Kong removes contaminated eggs

Duration: 01:12s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Hong Kong removes contaminated eggsHong Kong has annouced that all fipronil-contaminated eggs imported from the Netherlands have been removed from supermarket shelves. Inspections on imported eggs have been stepped up after two samples from the Netherlands were found to contain excessive levels of the pesticide. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said that all poultry eggs imported from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium have been held for testing since last week and so far no eggs have been found with excessive fipronil. The move follows the EU’s announcement that contaminated eggs from Dutch poultry farms have entered fifteen European countries as well as Switzerland and Hong Kong. The Commission are to provisionally call a high level meeting of ministers and the representatives of the relevant authorities and all member states concerned by the issue of the contaminated eggs on the 26 September. Since late July, millions of eggs have been pulled from the shelves of supermarkets across Europe, though some national regulators have voiced concern that many contaminated eggs have already entered the food chain, mainly through processed products such as biscuits, cakes and salads. On Friday, France’s Agriculture Minister Stéphane Travert said about 250,000 affected eggs had been sold in the country since April, adding that all products containing eggs from contaminated farms would be taken off the shelves.

Share on
Share on
Post on 
Share by

Recent related news

Hong Kong leader says to cut taxes, ease housing crunch in maiden policy address

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong will cut company profits tax to 8.25 percent for the first $2 million...
Reuters - World

Hong Kong leader says Asian financial hub faces 'grave' challenges

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In her maiden policy speech Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday...
Reuters - World

British rights activist barred from Hong Kong ahead of key China congress

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British activist critical of Hong Kong's rights record said he was barred...
Reuters - World

Hong Kong leader can't rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader denied on Friday that China had taken over immigration...
Reuters - World

Pavlyuchenkova beats Gavrilova in Hong Kong final

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Russian sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova claimed her third title of the year...
Reuters - Sports

China says it has right to bar people from Hong Kong after British activist turned away

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it had the right to bar people from Hong Kong, a...
Reuters - World

Hong Kong cheaper than Beijing, Tokyo when it comes to cost of setting up offices, says CBRE

While Hong Kong has made headlines for having the most expensive prime office rents in the world, it...
S.China Morning Post - Business

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+