Oman tightens control on imported eggs from Europe

13 Aug 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture has stopped issuing licences to import table eggs from Europe, the ministry said in a statement.

Recently, the BBC reported, quoting the European Commission, that 15 EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.

“Vets have been directed to take extra measure at borders and to Intensify their tests on European egg samples which were given the importing license,” the ministry said.

Different news outlets reported that hundreds of the thousands contaminated eggs have already been eaten.

“Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have been found to contain fipronil, a substance used to kill lice and ticks on animals that is banned by the EU for use in the food industry,” the BBC reported.

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