Eggs contaminated with fipronil: Where can consumers get information?
The biocide fipronil has now also been detected in eggs from four plants in Lower Saxony. Consumers can check which batches are affected at www.lebensmittelwarnung.de.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture provides information on fipronil and eggs contaminated with fipronil at www.bmel.de/DE/Tier/Tiergesundheit/_texte/Fipronil.html.
There is great uncertainty among consumers and many are asking themselves whether they can still eat eggs and egg products safely. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment considers a health hazard to be unlikely. According to his calculations, the highest level of fipronil / kg egg measured in Belgium (not in Germany) of 1.2 mg / kg egg, a child with a body weight of 16.15 kg can be viewed purely mathematically in one day (once or within 24 hours) Eat 1.7 eggs (with an egg weight of 70 g) without exceeding the health standard. An adult of 65 kg body weight can eat seven eggs in one day (once or within 24 hours) without exceeding the health standard.
Consumer inquiries are also answered by the consumer guide, the citizens' information provided by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture at the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE). www.bzfe.de