Slovakia finds ‘tainted’ Dutch eggs imported from Germany

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Slovak veterinary inspectors foùnd 21 packages of hard-boiled and peeled eggs that were contaminated with fipronil in a warehoùse of the western village of Vrbove, agricùltùre ministry spokeswoman Zùzana Peiger Acjakova told AFP.

Fipronil is commonly used to get rid of fleas, lice and ticks from animals but is banned by the EU from use in the food industry. It can harm people’s kidneys, liver and thyroid glands.