Contaminated eggs from EU. Netherlands and Belgium blame each
On Thursday, two people in the Netherlands were arrested in raids linked to the fipronil contamination, according to Reuters. The BBC adds that "a criminal investigation is under way in Belgium and the Netherlands, centring on two firms — Poultry Vision, a pest control firm from Belgium, which is alleged to have sold the treatment to a Dutch poultry farm cleaning company, Chickfriend."
The insecticide has the potential to damage the liver, thyroid glands and liver if ingested in large quantities.
Can't help but notice that most food safety scandals concern meat or dairy products.
Probably because plants don't poop.
Or grow faster if you feed them antibiotics.
August 11th, 2017 7:27pm
There was a serious affair with alfalfa that first destroyed the cucumber market in Spain, involving several deaths.
And we have the bee scandals with Monsanto agricultural products.
Small organic growers have pest problems all the time, but at small scales. In large scale operations one error or crime will cause widespread disruption.
Life is still war, and on a large scale pests sometimes deliver a large blow, or, more often, pest control gets out of control. In this case the fight against blood lice on chicken with an extremely dangerous pesticide.
August 11th, 2017 11:13pm